Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past

My earliest memories of Thanksgiving always surround my grandparent’s rowhome on Kirkwood Road. A table extending two rooms with half of us seated in the dining room and half of us seated at the other end of the table in the living room.  I spent most of my childhood living in the same neighborhood myContinue reading “Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past”

There Are No Sides, Just Paths

I have been quiet the past two weeks. Honestly, I think my brain is on complete overload and overwhelmed by all of the opinions, conflicting data and options concerning the school year. Unfortunately, schooling has become another addition to an already long list of divisive items accumulated in recent months. The notion that we canContinue reading “There Are No Sides, Just Paths”

Lessons Learned from a Cabbage Patch Kid

When I was 4, I dreamed of having my very own Cabbage Patch Kid doll.  It was a fairly common dream in the minds of many little girls as the Christmas season approached, strategically stepping up the pressure on their parents a notch. It created what was known as the Cabbage Patch Craze in 1983,Continue reading “Lessons Learned from a Cabbage Patch Kid”

Straight to the Top – DPW Part 4

After the last email, Robenia either quit her job or went into the Witness Protection Program because I never did hear from her again. However, I am not only competitive but do not give up that easily. So I accepted the challenge and after a little research found the email of Rudolph Chow, the Director ofContinue reading “Straight to the Top – DPW Part 4”

Department of Public Works – Part 1

This is the first in a series of email correspondence with the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works. The snarky emails have become a favorite among family and friends. The first email was sent  out of complete frustration, to a contact that I received from our local community representative, after making monthly phone calls for overContinue reading “Department of Public Works – Part 1”