Not the Editor

Monday I lost my job. After six and half years of dedication, I was stunned. But I guess it’s a sign of the times. A lot of people have been losing their jobs. Now when I walk downtown, I no longer need to bring my digital camera and little notebook tucked in my pocket readyContinue reading “Not the Editor”

Blogging Can Be An Earth Day Dance of Words

Every so often before I start to blog, I look at the dashboard that measures which posts are the most widely viewed in a particular day or a particular week and I am amazed that certain posts such as Earth Day Musings are consistently popular. Is it the words that draw the audience? Dancing theContinue reading “Blogging Can Be An Earth Day Dance of Words”

Just Imagining Halloween

It’s almost October, and you know what that means…almost time for Halloween and maybe time to start thinking about this year’s costume if you plan to go partying. IF I am still stuck inside my clamshell ie Total Contact Orthosis Jacket (TCO) I can easily be 1) a Viking Queen clad in an armored vestContinue reading “Just Imagining Halloween”

Good News

Yesterday afternoon I learned that instead of having three avulsion fractures in my spine, I only have two! The one the hospital had initially diagnosed in the cervical area, is just a calcification not a fracture! So now I no longer have to tell anyone I broke my neck.The big goal I’m aiming for isContinue reading “Good News”

Who Needs a Shower?

One of the highlights of my day, yesterday was getting my hair washed by stylist friend Anna at Regis in Annapolis. I can’t take a shower or a bath… only sponge baths. Just think how much water I’m so not wasting these days. Instead of having the pleasure of warm water beating down on myContinue reading “Who Needs a Shower?”

Nadja Walks to City Dock!

Today I reached another milestone, or maybe the correct description would be walked to another milestone. I walked, with my husband Peter of course, all the way downtown to City Dock Cafe for morning coffee. We left the house about 6:30 a.m. There weren’t too many people out. I noticed on our return that theContinue reading “Nadja Walks to City Dock!”

Overwhelmed with Positive Support

Thank you thank you everyone for your positive prayers and wishes for my speedy recovery. And thank you for all the beautiful flowers– I’m beginning to run out of display space. To my friends near and far, I don’t have a lot of news to report except that I am still taking short early morningContinue reading “Overwhelmed with Positive Support”

Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running

Yes, Annapolis, most folks have gotten their electricity back but unfortunately not everyone has. Here at the What’s Up? Media offices our building only has partial power. That means no air conditioning, pitch black restrooms, and a dark hallway. I brought in extension cords to hook up to some of the outlets that actually workContinue reading “Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running”

Preparing for the Storm

Driving rain, strong winds, and flooding are probably in store for us this weekend in the Chesapeake Bay region and residents are reacting by running to the store to buy quantities of batteries, flashlights, candles, food, and oh yes, alcohol. Why is it that when a storm arrives, people are ready to party? Well, whyContinue reading “Preparing for the Storm”

Earthquake in Annapolis?

It sounded like someone was stomping around in my attic, around 1:50 p.m. and then I felt shaking throughout the house as chandeliers and painting shook… Working from home on my computer, it suddenly dawned on me..an earthquake? My daughter just had her wisdom teeth pulled and she was resting upstairs in her bedroom. SHeContinue reading “Earthquake in Annapolis?”

Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities

Over the years I’ve served on a lot of different boards and committees. One task which is always gratifying, but sometimes challenging, is soliciting nominations of colleagues, friends, or neighbors who should to be honored for their accomplishments. Maybe it’s the difficulty in filling out forms, or taking time away from our busy schedules toContinue reading “Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities”

What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?

It’s always exciting to discover some place no one else knows about. Sharing that information with others can sometimes be controversial. I remember when the local newspaper published shortcuts for getting over the Bay Bridge when driving from Annapolis to Ocean City. People were furious that their secret routes were revealed. Private neighborhoods were angryContinue reading “What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?”

Procrastinating on a Cloudy Day in Annapolis

It’s a crab weekend coming up, with a number of all-you-can-eat crab feasts in the region including the big Rotary crab feast at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium. But with all this warm soggy weather, I’m not thinking positively about sitting outside picking crabs. In fact, when it turns gray, folks tend to become aContinue reading “Procrastinating on a Cloudy Day in Annapolis”

Hot Hot in Annapolis

This morning I woke up feeling as if I was living in a very small one-bedroom apartment. I think it had something to do with the fact that my husband Peter and I slept in the dining room on a mattress we had hauled down from the guest bedroom. The air conditioning is not workingContinue reading “Hot Hot in Annapolis”

Epitaph to the Best Golden in Annapolis

If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably already acquainted with Grace of Naptown. If you’re a frequent walker in downtown Annapolis, you’ve probably met her in person and stroked her soft golden fur. She was a regular visitor to City Dock Cafe and could be seen mornings, around 7:00 a.m. waitingContinue reading “Epitaph to the Best Golden in Annapolis”