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Papa Hemingway in Cuba: Movie is a Winner

I’m a big fan of Ernest Hemingway. When the movie about his sojourn south of the border, “Papa Hemingway in Cuba,” first came out in 2015, I recalled checking it out. Now, in case you might be interested, it’s also […]

Papa Hemingway in Cuba: Movie is a Winner

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I’m a big fan of Ernest Hemingway. When the movie about his sojourn south of the border, “Papa Hemingway in Cuba,” first came out in 2015, I recalled checking it out. Now, in case you might be interested, it’s also […]

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Alexander Hamilton Vs. Aaron Burr: A Bloody Feud (Book Review)

Alexander Hamilton was one of the primary architects of the American Republic. At the moment, he’s never been more popular. The play about him, “Hamilton,” a rap musical, was a

New York City: My Fondest Memories of ‘The Big Apple’

Back in the late 50s, I made my first trip to New York City, aka “The Big Apple.” To make it even more special for myself, I  made the

Rally ‘Remembering Juneteenth’ & Supporting Black Live Matter: Held by the BFSA at Charles & 33rd Street 

“It takes a village: the courage to act.” Motto of Black Faculty and Staff Association. Thanks to a community notice posted by 14th District Councilwoman, Mary Pat Clarke, I was

Book Review: Johnny U: The Life & Times of John Unitas

Top - John Unitas, Bottom - L to R - Art Donovan, Jim Mutscheller and Lenny Moore Allow me to introduce the masterly Tom Callahan, author of a compelling book: “Johnny

‘Black Lives Matter’ Hold Peaceful Rally in Hampden

On a steamy Sunday afternoon, a rally was held in the heart of Hampden, at the intersection of "The Avenue” (36th Street) and Chestnut Ave. The main theme of

President Trump & His Bible, the George Floyd Case, and How to Fix Baltimore City

At the moment, our America is in rough shape. How rough has it been you might ask? It has been so rough that our supposedly intrepid President, the one,

Recalling My Very Special Trip to the ‘Holy Land’

Jerusalem (Courtesy of God Free Photos) Looking back, I have been one lucky dude. Over the years, I have had a chance to visit some of the most memorable places

‘The Girl on the Train’ is a Rough Ride

The British-born actress, Emily Blunt, is on a roll. I thought she was terrific in the 2015 crime-thriller film, “Sicario.”  She played an FBI agent, Kate Macer - a difficult part

Baltimore: Growing Up in the Age of the ‘Hons’

(Photo of HonFest when crowds were allowed.) In an earlier life, I was a “Hon!” (I’ll explain later.) One of my first girlfriends, let’s call her Susie, was also one. Here's the

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