CommComm posted on May 29, 2010 20:21

Oh no! Not ANOTHER bicycle link! Can it be true? When's Alonzo gonna quit it? We've had enuf! Nonsense sez I. You will submit to the bike or else!  Besides, what better way to see the city. I always discover someplace that I didn't know existed in Baltimore. Honestly. A family can ride these tours. Or go with a friend, an acquaintance. A visiting cousin that you don't know what to do with. The city is an oyster. Don't just stay in your own neighborhood, get out and smell the sights why don'cha.

 

http://www.tourdemparks.org/joomla/

 

http://www.tourdemparks.org/joomla/images/stories/ILLUSTRATION3.jpg


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CommComm posted on May 21, 2010 18:48

Just about every summer David Bell and I end up talking about the a concert in the Sculpture garden at the BMA. There's nothing like jazz under the stars. The atmosphere is tres chic. The music never disappoints, and the audience is always appreciative, as are the musicians. (But I won't use the word "vibe" since it seems that "vibe" winds up in alot of descriptions about music venues or musicians---you get no vibe from me). Best place to go for music in the city. Unless you know a better one?

BMA Jazz.htm (16.36 kb)


CommComm posted on May 14, 2010 20:25

Summer WILL arrive (eventually!) and maybe this weekend you should stop by Patapsco State Park. I've been there a few times, and all that Nature can get all up in ya. I love it.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/green/2010/05/weekend_event_explore_the_pata.html


CommComm posted on May 6, 2010 23:58

 

Plant lover? Tree lover? If you haven't been to Cylburn you're missing one of the city's little hideaways. (I feel like I'm walking through a Jane Austen movie). And  their official market day is this coming Saturday. It'll be a little less hectic than the Flowermart, but the flowers may be more addictive. They practically sing your name out, like unadopted pets giving you 'the look'. Take me home! Pleeeeeeeeze. 

 

Cylburn Arboretum Asscoiation.mht (136.45 kb)


CommComm posted on May 5, 2010 21:33

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.htm (20.56 kb)

Throw away the Chee-tos! Toss out dem double-stuffed Oreos! I'm talkin to you---you who wouldn't know a vegetable if it was growing on your face----the jig is up. The Farmer's Market is back. Here's what you do. Don't just MEANDER about, stop and smell stuff. Smell it like you were right there when it came out of the ground. Smell it like you're having a religious experience (like they do at Whole Foods).Act like you know the history of the Earth. Impress those other righteous market goers. Say something like "I had these last year from Delaware." And when you're out there on a Sunday morning, by all means---especially if you're a woman---wear something ugly. Break out your inner EarthMother. The ugly long skirt your grandmaw gave you from Woodstock, the smelly Birkenstocks, and that ratty gypsy top., And if you're a man, push that bay-bay carriage and act like you care for goodness sake. We know it wasn't your idea for Sunday morning, but gosh darn it, play the part big daddy. And when the crowd gets too much, and you've seen one more person you didn't feel like talking to about nothing---get yourself some fresh hot donuts, inhale some bliss and think about all your fresh carrots. Adulthood just paid you a house call.   


CommComm posted on April 29, 2010 19:01

I've probably mentioned Evergreen before---if not---now's a great time (wonderful weather) to take a Sunday morning and peruse the grounds and the library. The installations all seem appropriately abstract, so this allows for you to stroll around them in a perpetual state of "hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder what that says". I've been to the Evergreen Library and it has it's own degree of rapture, starting with some original Audobon prints.

Evergreen.mht (684.12 kb)


CommComm posted on April 27, 2010 03:58

Guilty! Guilty! Sentimentality put a mojo on me! In the link below, there's nothing library-related. Not an inch, not a pinch, not one stinkin IOTA. But, all the human interest goodies in Herbert's story just had to be passed along. Maybe you've already read about it. If not---it's very touching. Call me corny. Call me old-fashioned. But I read the article and all those warm fuzzies just attacked me out of nowhere.

 

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-johnson-project-cures-20100425,0,5951334,full.story


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:46

Many a day I've ventured over to the Donna's on St. Paul. But as time goes by---more and more I'm loving the Donna's in Cross Keys. The dinner menu is a whole lot better, and the "ambiance" (another way of saying there's no preponderance of funky folks) is way better. It's easy to get to, and if you're a part of the Hopkins community and want a break from all the tattoo waitresses (am I lying?) in Hampden---and the not-quite-good-food on Cold Spring (save for maybe Evergreen), then stop by where I go.  


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:29

smith-college-book-fair-image.jpeg (10.29 kb)

If you haven't been --- you need to go. Cheap books. Lots and lots and lots. Replenish your collection. Start anew. Or just go and look smart. It's on you.


CommComm posted on March 24, 2010 04:06

Wilmer Eye Institute

This picture highlights the Wilmer Eye Institute in eye-popping style.

http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Campus-Architecture-Database-/21920/

The article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's been my experience that many Hopkins folk don't always venture around the campus. Ahhhh, how easy it is to pick up lunch and hastily retreat back to the safety of our dearly beloved cubicles and offices. With Springtime now floating into our senses like freshly scented begonias, maybe a quick roadtrip down to Wilmer will enhance the daily routine. Quick stroll in the sunshine, anybody?


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