iPad a Boon for Publishing

Yes, I know I am slightly prejudiced when it comes to Apple products, being the proud owner of an iPhone, iPod, plus the iMac on my desk at home and the Apple laptop for traveling…but I feel compelled to blog briefly about the news about the newest Apple gadget, the iPad– if only to counteractContinue reading “iPad a Boon for Publishing”

Maryland’s Future? A Positive Outlook from Annapolis Leaders

As someone who was sifting through the audience questions posed by those attending last night’s Annapolis Forum featuring Speaker of the House Michael Busch and Senate President Michael Miller, I can confidently state that most of the people present were primarily concerned about the economy and business, particularly small business. Limited to only one hourContinue reading “Maryland’s Future? A Positive Outlook from Annapolis Leaders”

New Mammogram Guidelines!?

In very little time, it was all over the news…..The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force,sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under the Department of Health and Human Services, has released a new recommendation that women should not receive yearly mammograms under the age of 50, if they they have no family historyContinue reading “New Mammogram Guidelines!?”

Getting the HINI Flu Shot & Healthcare

It’s pretty frightening if you start thinking about what might happen if we had a bioterrorist attack and the entire population needed to be innoculated quickly. It wouldn’t happen in a planned and orderly manner. Those with power and connections would receive the immunization, and those without…well, it would depend on the county they liveContinue reading “Getting the HINI Flu Shot & Healthcare”

Democratic Victory in Annapolis

While Republicans may have succeeded in winning the states of New Jersey and Virginia in yesterday’s election, the Democratic party is alive and well in Annapolis. Despite citizen unrest with the large city budget and the series of difficulties that have ensued in the management of the downtown Market House (departing tenants, lawsuits, and aContinue reading “Democratic Victory in Annapolis”

The Suspense Grows re: Annapolis Mayoral Race

Folks keep asking me for the inside scoop on who I think will win the election, now that Zina Pierre pulled out of the race and the Democratic nominee is literally being selected by committee. Talking to the business community, there seems to be a lot of support and interest in the candidacy of ChrisContinue reading “The Suspense Grows re: Annapolis Mayoral Race”

Democratic Candidate for Annapolis Mayor?

For the second time, Zina Pierre is withdrawing her candidacy for Mayor of Annapolis. This time she personally announced the news in a Wednesday afternoon press conference. The stress of the campaign on herself, her business, and her family as questions continue to be raised as to her residency and her past debts, all wereContinue reading “Democratic Candidate for Annapolis Mayor?”

Annapolis Politics at the Murray Hill Picnic

Even though only one of the three candidates for city mayor chose to attend, politics peppered the subject matter of many of the conversations at last night’s Murray Hill Picnic. Clad in his bright yellow tee shirt, independent candidate Chris Fox was busy chatting up prospective supporters while other attendees talked about the prospects ofContinue reading “Annapolis Politics at the Murray Hill Picnic”

And the Winner is….

The news was not readily available in the newspaper this morning. The race was too close. Who would have thought that despite all the money invested in colorful glossy flyers, multiple mailings, and email blasts coupled with the rallies and visits by multitudes of campaign supporters standing on street corners waving signs that one ofContinue reading “And the Winner is….”

The Race for Annapolis Mayor Narrows

I picked up the newspaper this morning and learned that fellow Ward One resident, Gilbert Renault has dropped out of the race and has now endorsed Trudy McFall. Last night I was chatting with another Annapolis resident, and like myself, she is also in a quandary as to who she will ultimately vote for onContinue reading “The Race for Annapolis Mayor Narrows”

Annapolis Mayor Choice a Challenge

It was a packed house last night at the Mayoral debate sponsored by The League of Women’s Voters held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. Despite the scheduled address by President Obama to the joint members of Congress and the nation, most seats were filled. (Perhaps many of the political junkies like myself hadContinue reading “Annapolis Mayor Choice a Challenge”

Less Coffee in Naptown

The tough economic times are certainly turning the screws on the coffee baristas around Annapolis. The other morning pressed for time we decide to walk Grace our dog to Loews Annapolis Hotel to purchase coffee at Pronto, (rather than walk all the way to City Dock) and discovered they were closed ie. evidently no longerContinue reading “Less Coffee in Naptown”