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Babe Ruth as a Baseball Icon and Cultural Celebrity: The Legacy Thrives

He was one of Baltimore’s greatest sons – George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. Born on February 6, 1895, he was one of the two surviving children of George Herman Ruth, Sr. and Katherine Schamberger. Ruth was of German stock. The […]

Babe Ruth as a Baseball Icon and Cultural Celebrity: The Legacy Thrives

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He was one of Baltimore’s greatest sons – George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. Born on February 6, 1895, he was one of the two surviving children of George Herman Ruth, Sr. and Katherine Schamberger. Ruth was of German stock. The […]

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Dan Rather packs the house at Central Pratt

BALTIMORE — The former CBS-TV national news anchor and icon, Dan Rather, was in Baltimore last night (10.03.19). He made an appearance at the Enoch Pratt Free Central Library

Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes on impeachment inquiry: Will it be good for America?

Nancy Pelosi is a 79-year-old Democrat from San Francisco, CA. In January 2019, she began serving her second term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Her first term

Johann de Kalb – A Soldier of Fortune & Gallant Revolutionary War Hero (Book Review)

Painting above: The Battle of Camden” by Alonzo Chappel On the southwest corner of the lawn of the State House in Annapolis, Maryland, stands a statue to the Baron Johann de

Baltimore protesters give President Trump a hostile reception

Although the temperature hovered around the ninety-degree mark in the late afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019, it was even hotter in the section of Baltimore known as Harbor

Evil Here, Evil There: What Is Its Source?

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” - William Shakespeare This following number is staggering: There have been “263 mass shootings”

People’s 8th Annual BBQ for the Homeless

This is a photo of some of the selfless volunteers who helped to put on the “People’s 8th Annual BBQ for the Homeless.” This year’s event was held on Saturday,

Judith Krummeck’s book on her family’s immigrant history makes for a compelling read

Like many Baltimoreans, I’ve know Judith Krummeck as a first-rate broadcaster on the popular classical music station WBJC. She has been the evening drive time host there since 1998.

Off to Alaska with Bluewater Adventures

After our Mount Hood, Oregon, family-related holiday in late July and early August 2019, Ann and I took off for the wilds of Southeast Alaska on a trip with

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