Long Nook Beach Truro After Winter

  Climate Change Swathed in layers of sweaters beneath jacket and gloves I tighten my hood covering hat and ears Wind pushing against my body I advance to explore The pristine beach Bottle green ocean and cliffs of sand. A straight line is etched in the sand Its origin a mystery I seek the creatureContinue reading “Long Nook Beach Truro After Winter”

The Annapolis Main Street Challenge

It was an entusiastic crowd for 8:00 a.m. in the morning. I’m talking about the group that assembled in Annapolis at Ram’s Head on inner West Steet, for the “Re-launch” of the Main Street program. This time, three years after the initial inclusion of Annapolis as a Main Street City, the plan is to shrinkContinue reading “The Annapolis Main Street Challenge”

Electrical Fire on West Street in Annapolis

A loud thunderous boom, a momentary loss of power, and I was alerted to look outside our windows to view an electrical fire just a few blocks up West Street near Pinkey’s Liquor Store and Carlson’s Bakery and Thai Kitchen. Flames were high due to all the water on the ground serving to conduct theContinue reading “Electrical Fire on West Street in Annapolis”

Recycle Those Magazines and Everything Else

Springtime gets me thinking about spring cleaning which means clearing out clutter. Last Friday, What’s Up? Media had a company retreat and we focused on ways to be more productive. One obvious way is to remove the clutter in our lives as well as the clutter on our desks. So I’ve been hauling away extraContinue reading “Recycle Those Magazines and Everything Else”

Is Annapolis a Green City?

So while I’ve seen a lot of marketing by the city and again today by the state in a news release I received just today, it seems as if our government agencies are only serious about conservation when it suits their purposes

Bicycles and Prom Night

What do bicycles and prom have to do with one another? Well both Bicycle to Work Day and the Annapolis High School Prom take place this Friday on May 2lst. I’m going to talk about prom first because it’s been on my mind for the past several weeks, if not longer. Senior proms have beenContinue reading “Bicycles and Prom Night”

Future Vision for Forest Drive in Annapolis

several dozen County and City citizens, working with renowned professional local artists such as Maryland Hall’s Artists-in-Residence Rob Levitt and Mary Jo Arthur, created an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, prose and poems to express their vision for the future

Fashion or Trashion in Annapolis?..You Decide

My daughter is excited to be participating in this Friday’s Trashion Show at Arundel High School. I’ll be cheering in the audience. The student designers will be creating a variety of “looks” by utilizing recycled materials. The monies raised will be donated to local environmental groups. Back when I was in high school, I alwaysContinue reading “Fashion or Trashion in Annapolis?..You Decide”

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”

Annapolis Summer Sunday

Early this Sunday morning scores of runners were moving together, each trying to claim their small piece of space, down Main Street towards City Dock, participants in the 10 mile run sponsored by the Annapolis Striders. The runners came in all shapes and sizes. Some were moving at a fast pace, some were jogging, andContinue reading “Annapolis Summer Sunday”

My Surprise Composting Crop

Well maybe you’re not supposed to put seeds in your compost heap. but I compost just about everything from eggshells and coffee grounds to potato peelings and apple cores. Not only do we get rich soil, but a plant or two often sprouts out of the heap of decomposing vegetation. Last year it was aContinue reading “My Surprise Composting Crop”

Unplugged

  We made a deal, my husband and I. No television, internet, email, ipod or anything electronic for an entire day—yesterday.  That was Saturday and I had a great time, I did use my car to drive to the library and the grocery story, but that enabled me to check out some books and replenishContinue reading “Unplugged”

Mother’s Day, Mother Earth, and Conserving Our Energy

I was driving down the road today, Mother’s Day, a little over the 65 mile per hour speed limit, and I started to wonder why am I driving so fast? If I wanted to conserve on fuel, I should be driving 55 miles per hour. Everyone knows that once you exceed 55 mph your mileageContinue reading “Mother’s Day, Mother Earth, and Conserving Our Energy”