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 […]

Hello Neighbors, and Welcome to Mister Chop’s Neighborhood

Whenever we travel anywhere outside Baltimore, we can’t help but notice the differences and similarities Charm City has to whatever city we’re in. When we went to New York to visit a friend last week, we noticed plenty of both, including one difference in particular that struck a nerve. It was only about two minutes […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas Lights

We’re forgoing any Christmas decorations this year. Call it an austerity measure. Call it Grinching. Call it (most accurately) laziness. With the amount of traveling we do every year, and not knowing when we’ll next be home for the holidays, it didn’t seem prudent to invest time, effort and money in decorations that may not […]