Backstory Archives - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Birthday No. 211 for Edgar Allan Poe: What’s the Real Story Behind the Troubled Genius?

Sometimes it seems Edgar Allan Poe is perpetually in the news, It’s just perfect that it recently happened again on a dark and stormy night, with lots of rain and sleet in the mix – just in time to celebrate […]

Birthday No. 211 for Edgar Allan Poe: What’s the Real Story Behind the Troubled Genius?

By

Sometimes it seems Edgar Allan Poe is perpetually in the news, It’s just perfect that it recently happened again on a dark and stormy night, with lots of rain and sleet in the mix – just in time to celebrate […]

Continue Reading...

Locust Point and the Challenges of World War II

The Locust Point of my early youth bustled with maritime commerce and social activities. During the years of World War II, (1941-45), when the Point had over twenty taverns,

Stearns Wharf

Enjoying Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & Environs

Stearns Wharf Every year around the holidays of Christmas and New Years, I like to take the advice of the newspaperman, Horace Greeley. He said: “Go West, young man.” So,

Did the Dems just lose the 2020 presidential election?

It’s appropriate that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wore a black dress when she presided on Wednesday evening, December 18th, over the House of Representatives when they voted for two

The Outsider: Algeria’s Albert Camus (Book Review)

“Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.” - Goethe One of Algeria’s greatest sons, the late Albert Camus, is back

A Locust Point Memory: ‘Stay Out of Their Alley!’

I was ten years old in 1947, and one of my fondest memories was how the business agent for the International Longshoremen's Association, (ILA), Local 829, Pete Rossbach, would

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke gives candidate Odette Ramos a boost

Photo - Odette Ramos (L) with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke Friends of Hampden Elementary/Middle School #55 held a fundraiser Friday and also served a delicious spaghetti dinner, put on a

William Donald Schaefer: ‘Will Time Dim the Glow of His Halo?’

“He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” - George Bernard Shaw It was back in the late 50s, in the then

Did a Brooklyn Mobster Put a Hit on the Pope?

Whatever happened to the Mafia’s code of silence? You know, all that show business stuff featured in the movies by actors like Robert De Niro, about a so-called “Omerta.”

Ray Lewis tackles the ‘Importance of Community’

Ray Lewis was one of the speakers Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a multi-million dollar community engagement project. The legendary No. 52 of the Baltimore Ravens, (now an NFL

HOME / ABOUT / CONTACT / JOIN THE TEAM / TERMS OF SERVICE / PRIVACY POLICY / COMMENT POLICY