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Remembering New Orleans and its Mother of All Celebrations – Mardi Gras

Historic Andrew Jackson Square (pHoto by Bill Hughes) It was the thick of Mardi Gras season, only three years ago, when I landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. Mardi Gras is a celebration, a festival, […]

Remembering New Orleans and its Mother of All Celebrations – Mardi Gras

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Historic Andrew Jackson Square (pHoto by Bill Hughes) It was the thick of Mardi Gras season, only three years ago, when I landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. Mardi Gras is a celebration, a festival, […]

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The Neighborhoods of Baltimore Get a Postcard Treatment That Spotlights Their Uniqueness (Book Review)

Neighborhoods are the areas that make our Baltimore City so special. Many of them have a long and distinguished history and are spotlighted in a delightful history book filled

Locust Point Recreation Leaders Who Made a Difference

“Latrobe Park in Locust Point" by Bill Hughes Let me tell you about this wonderful, inspirational city recreation leader I had at Latrobe Park. Her name was Mae Dubow. Latrobe Park

Rachel Maddow Recaptures the Rise and Fall of Spiro T. Agnew (Book Review)

Rachel Maddow is one of my fave television personalities. Currently, she serves as a host of her own popular show on MSNBC. Maddow comes down on the liberal side

History’s Unsolved Mysteries Examined (Book Review)

Book Cover photo (Amazon) “In a world of lies, conspiracy theory is often a safer bet than the official story.” - Author, Gary Hopkins Conspiracies are much older than the movies,

The Fabled John Lennon Collided With One of Mankind’s Ultimate Losers (Book Review)

Cropped Image of John Lennon book cover sold at Amazon. John Lennon of Beatles’ fame was shot to death in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, in New York City

Tom Matte’s Collection of Stories About the Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco (Photo by Bill Hughes) I recently ran across a very interesting book full of pro football stories. This is right down my alley, since I go back way

Queen Elizabeth II’s 1991 Visit to a Baltimore Orioles Baseball Game & ‘The Protest’ Recalled

Photo by Bill Hughes It’s time for a visit down memory lane. This one involves recalling the visit of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to a major league baseball game. It pitted

Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore Connections (Book Review)

A book of photographs by David F. Gaylin does a good job of capturing the City of Baltimore and its connections to one of literature’s favorite sons - Edgar

The Rise of Adolf Hitler: From Beer-Hall Haranguer to Chancellor of the German Reich (1925 to 1933) Book Review

In 1925, the then-wannabe political leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, was 36 years of age. He was a card-carrying member of the fairly new Nazi Party (NSDAP). In fact,

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