A Guide to Non-Downtown Hotels in Baltimore

So you’re planning a trip to Baltimore and you’re wondering where to stay. For the vast majority of the city’s visitors who are coming to the convention center or the ballparks or the Inner Harbor a downtown hotel is fine. There are a ton of them to choose from and they’re all about the same. […]

When Your Neighbor is a Stranger

So we’re going to go sit in on a panel discussion this evening called When Your Neighbor is a Stranger. (Warning, we were advised that registration has already ended so the form that that link leads to may not be valid today.) We’re not really sure what to expect, since this isn’t the sort of […]

Baltimore Book Festival This Weekend

Starting today and running through Sunday evening the annual Baltimore Book Festival comes to Charles Street at Mount Vernon Place. And for us the timing could hardly be better. As we gear up to go out to sea we’re going to want to be stocked up on unread books, and trolling through Amazon in ‘just […]

Hey Remember That Time We Started Bombing Syria?: Our Bi-Weekly Political Roundup

If this all feels a little too familiar it should. We did it in Iraq and it was a disaster. Then we did it in Libya and while it wasn’t a disaster, it wasn’t exactly walking on sunshine either. Now we’re about to start bombing another Middle Eastern country, pretty much because we feel like […]