Just a woman who likes to write. I particularly like to write about my personal experience with Baltimore history. Hopefully I've piqued your interest and you enjoy what I have to offer. Stay positive. Thanks for checking me out.
When Dreams Die
I've wanted to be a voice artist for decades and decades. Whether a singer, a narrator, a commercial voice artist, or even the voice that tells you to "press zero to speak with an operator," my dream was to become a voice-over artist. During a recent Zoom call, realizing my dream was probably no more was too much to bear.
Orphan of The Chesapeake
I am an orphan of the Chesapeake Bay. I was built in 1847 to help defend the city of Baltimore against the potential of war and invasion. I was designed by someone named Brevet-Colonel Robert E. Lee. Apparently, he was a big deal at the time. Before I was completed Colonel, Lee went on to become Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and then the head entire US Army. With all those new titles and responsibilities, I was forgotten about.
Memories of Baltimore
Back in the 1970's the city of Baltimore was going through an image change. A revamp of the waterfront area to encourage arts, tourism and showcase the growth of what was then, the 7th largest city in America. Then, Baltimore was known as a Steel Town because of the Bethlehem Steel and Sparrows Point Shipyards. It was also known for, and still has one of the most active import/export shipping ports in the Mid-Atlantic. From my understanding, the steel shipyards were known in the early years of the 20th century for building war destroyers and supplying steel to other growing American cities. The anchor of this port industry and the most recognized port in the Inner Harbor still today is the Domino's Sugar factory. Baltimore was and is a true industrial, Blue-Collar town and is just a stone's throw away from our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC.
One Night with PRINCE
Back in the latter part of 2006 , (I’m not sure of the exact date) Prince had a nightclub called 3121 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. It was the club associated with Prince’s 3121 album. It wasn’t there for long but it garnered a lot of attention in a very short period of time. Of course, since it was his nightclub, Prince played on occasion and some nights you might get a surprise performance from Chaka Khan, Sly and the Family Stone or even Morris Day and The Time.
The Day Ed Reed Broke My Heart
I get emotional at the thought. I’m a huge Baltimore Ravens fan. I either wear some sort of Ravens gear or something purple to represent my team daily. Pre COVID, when I had my cubicle in my office, Ravens fan gear was draped all over my cubicle. Even while living in Las Vegas, I actually got into a physical altercation with a grown man about my Baltimore Ravens when someone poured beer down my back during a televised game. I was wearing my Ray Lewis 52 Jersey. So, you can imagine how hurt I was when, on an off opportunity, I was basically spat upon by Ed Reed.
While sitting in the doctor's office with my mother I couldn't help but look around and admire the decor and how comfortable this doctor's waiting room was. The room was decorated with modern furnishings but also rare antique pieces that piqued my interest. Other patients waiting to be seen also admired the comfort of this busy room and we all seemed to agree with a simple nod of the head of how unique this office was.