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Maryland Election Referendum: Tuition, Marriage, Gambling

November 4, 2012


See that line? That’s the first-day of early voting at Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland. You can expect long lines at Maryland polling places for the Presidential Election on Tuesday. The reason: Ballot questions that voters know are important, so they take the time to read all the questions in the voting booth and make their decisions. The solution: Get familiar […]

Ocean City Troubadours

June 15, 2010


Ocean City Maryland is brimming with singer-songwriters. If I were still getting paid to be a reporter, I would have done a better job, and gotten the name of the above musician, who was entertaining for free in front of the Dough Roller on the Boardwalk at 3rd St. Tips welcome. (I don’t know how […]

Ocean City, Maryland, Midsummer 2009

July 26, 2009


Family Vacation Time The next couple of weeks in Ocean City will be hot, sunny, happy and crowded. Daytime highs in the 80’s, sometimes hitting 90. Nighttime lows 65 to 75 degrees. One gas station reduced the price of regular to $2.41 today. We’re at the peak of the summer vacation season here in Ocean City, […]

Ocean City Ready For Picture-Perfect July 4 Weekend

July 2, 2009


Sunshine and more sunshine is the forecast for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend in Ocean City, Maryland, from Thursday right on through at least Monday. It will be seasonably hot, high temperatures each day in the 80-84 degree range, just right for swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. The surf felt warm this morning, […]

Boys in Danger: The End of Civilization in Maryland?

June 3, 2009


Item: A funeral was held this morning (Wednesday) for Christopher David Jones, age 14, who died after an attack by five to seven youths on a tree-lined street of townhouses in Crofton, Anne Arundel County. Two minors have been charged in the incident. A community meeting will be held at 7 this evening in Crofton. […]

Best Things In Life Are Free, In Ocean City

May 13, 2009


Is it beach art? Or is it playground equipment on the beach? Is it interactive and educational? Like so much in life, it all depends on your perspective. A bench is nearby, so that parents can relax and watch their children play, and ponder the meaning of it all. In this season of stress and […]

Slots In Maryland — Another Tax On The Poor

October 19, 2008


Slots and Taxes Part I To cheer for slots/ One must ignore/ This open secret:/ Slots tax the poor Don’t tax the poor/ On voting day,/ Tax the rich –/ They can afford to pay Slots tax the poor/ For corporate greed/ Placing private profit/ Above common need Racehorse owners/ Stand to gain;/ Families and […]

Labor Day, A Hinge in Life

September 1, 2008


Where to start, after a late-summer vacation from blogging? Labor Day, the slow, sweet, changing of the seasons. My father was born on Labor Day weekend, 1920, a day or two earlier than expected. His mother’s doctor had checked with her; she said she felt fine. So off went the doctor on a Labor Day […]

Slots ’till You Drop – These Are Not Your Father’s Slot Machines

July 6, 2008


Remember those good old slot machines in Maryland? I put a quarter in a slot machine at Beverly Beach once, when I was a kid. There were a couple dozen slot machines in an open-air arcade, not far from the French-fry stand. They called them “One-armed bandits.” Men and women in bathing suits put in […]

Violence In Maryland

April 27, 2008


Violence in the schools. Teachers verbally abused and physically assaulted in Baltimore schools. A gun fired at Albert Einstein High School in Montgomery County. Gangs in the schools in nearly every county in central Maryland. Bullying everywhere. Students beating others as friends stand by and film the beatings. Violence on the bus. Road rage on […]