Honor of Wendi Winters–Poem for Healing

A pro-active poem for healing In honor of  Wendi Winters By Nadja Maril   June 28th2018 The Facebook post says mark me safe I’m safe, here in Annapolis Maryland I’m safe, I’m safe Did you hear the news? White man with long gun and ponytail An angry vigilante Glass shattered at the newspaper office SeveralContinue reading “Honor of Wendi Winters–Poem for Healing”

“Little White Lie” will be showing Saturday March 28th at the Annapolis Film Festival

Just stopped by a panel discussion event at today’s Annapolis Film Festival on “The Pitch” and am looking forward to seeing a few movies this weekend.  In case you’re curious, I got to preview one of the wonderful feature documentaries entitled, “Little White Lie,” written, directed and produced by Lacey Schwartz;  and below I shareContinue reading ““Little White Lie” will be showing Saturday March 28th at the Annapolis Film Festival”

Farewell to Blob’s Park; A Baltimore Legend and Annapolis Favorite Hang-out

Blob’s Park is closing in less than one month.   And I for one am going to miss its unique attributes. Where else could you go to get authentic German food, listen to live music, go waltzing across a dance floor and feel as if you’d stepped back in time to the 1960s?  In recent years,Continue reading “Farewell to Blob’s Park; A Baltimore Legend and Annapolis Favorite Hang-out”

Meeting filmmakers at Annapolis Film Festival

Angela Gibbs wrote and directed the short film “The Ties That Bind” shown at the Annapolis Film Festival yesterday in at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. I saw a number of thought provoking films, but what I didn’t anticipate were the opportunities to meet and talk with the film makers, writers, and actors. TheContinue reading “Meeting filmmakers at Annapolis Film Festival”

Movies can be memorable

Everyone has a favorite movie and mine is “Groundhog Day.” I’ve watched it at least a half a dozen times, which is fitting since the premise of the film is that if you have the opportunity to do something over and over again, you have the ability to achieve perfection. Or at the very least,Continue reading “Movies can be memorable”

“Looper” an excellent movie to rent

With so many great movies released in 2012, it is not surprising that there may have been a few gems that were overlooked. Probably one of the most original screenplays of the year, if you are a fan of science fiction and time travel, Looper was quickly cast aside after its release in September andContinue reading ““Looper” an excellent movie to rent”

Hot independence day in Annapolis

We’ve got one more day left of the brutal heat, here in the Mid-Atlantic.  The Washington D.C. region has long been known for its brutal summers but this is one for the record books. July 4th and the accompanying celebrations, at least broke the week in half with a one day brake but it wasn’tContinue reading “Hot independence day in Annapolis”

Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast

If the chili looks this good cold, you can imagine it looks piping hot ladled over a little Basmati rice with some grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I was too busy and the kitchen was too crowded to take photos of the holiday Master’s swim group gathering. I figured that afterContinue reading “Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast”

Enjoying the Annapolis Christmas Season

Despite the cold, Christmas in the city of Annapolis can be pretty wonderful. Once again, the Light Parade on the Water was spectacular. We watched it from the foot of Franklin Street. Armed with hot cocoa and coffee (and maybe a few hot toddies) adults, children, and dogs took in the pageant of large andContinue reading “Enjoying the Annapolis Christmas Season”

Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis

I love this town, Annapolis that is. Midnight Madness is just another good example of how great it is to live downtown. No worries about parking and a chance to do local errands and shopping all within a 3 mile radius. Last night’s Midnight Madness was everything it should be. Carolers on every street corner.Continue reading “Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis”

Herman Maril: An Artist’s Two Worlds

Maril Book Evite_v5 Sunday December 4th at the University of Maryland, University College UMUC Inn and Conference Center Room 0105, the Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Christine McCarthy. will be leading a discussion on the work of American artist Herman Maril. My father Herman Maril, who died in 1986, was born inContinue reading “Herman Maril: An Artist’s Two Worlds”

Art Car at Annapolis Fringe Festival

The Arts District of Annapolis turned Fringe, at the First Annual Fringe Festival yesterday. Vacant storefronts turned into galleries that featured controversial art and provided opportunities for self-expression. Of particular note was the fabulous art car on display, parked across from Lemon Grass. Owned by Clarke Bedford, you can see more of his work onContinue reading “Art Car at Annapolis Fringe Festival”

New York 911 Memorial, Batman Movie and Occupy Wall Street

The latest Batman movie was being filmed near Wall Street, where we were staying this past weekend, so we got to see several bat mobiles parked in the distance. Littered on the ground was fake snow. It is crumpled up bits of white paper. But the multitude of guards and police made it difficult toContinue reading “New York 911 Memorial, Batman Movie and Occupy Wall Street”

Cheers to Good Health

Last night it was time for a celebration as I move forward with my life. I’m pretty much free of the brace. Yes, there is quite a bit of pain as my muscles readjust and it is a deep pain, generating from my back, which is a part of the central core– but I canContinue reading “Cheers to Good Health”

Happy Halloween 2011

Do you have your Hallowen Candy? Have you carved your pumpkin? Today the sun is out, unlike Saturday. That makes today a fine day for Trick or Treaters to parade outside and make their door-to-door visits this evening. With the cold and the crowds Saturday night, by the time we got over to Fado’s, itContinue reading “Happy Halloween 2011”