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Looking for something to do this sunny weekend, Charm City and D.C. metro readers? Then why not check out the Highlandtown Spring Artfest this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Held at Magnolia Designs Gallery in the Skylofts, the Artfest promises to be a fun way to welcome the new season and support local artists and craftspeople.

Artists at Saturday’s event will include: Adornments by Atelier Beads, Elisa Shere Jewelry, Joe Dennison, Lana Bella, Robert Funk, Tigerlilyshop and many others.

Saturday 20 March 2010, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Skylofts 3701 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, check it out

Brain Candy

06/02/2010 — Leave a comment

Today finds Charm City buried once again, in a blanket of sparkling white. The effect is beautiful, bewildering and even a little inspiring though at some point after hours of shoveling, the snow will become less than charming. In the meantime, here is a piece of visually stunning eye/brain candy straight from Japan for you, dear readers, snowbound or otherwise:

Doesn’t this just make your eyes smile and the snow a little more fun?

Tuesday Tunes

29/12/2009 — Leave a comment

This morning, I was not feeling terribly motivated– it has been a bitterly cold, WINDY winter day in Charm City and my inner bear just wants to hibernate this time of year. But I’ve kept my favorite mug full of fresh coffee and even went so far as to pull together a playlist to keep myself motivated. If your motivation is waning or you just need some new music, you can find most of my playlist available through iTunes as an iMix here.

How do you stay motivated and productive at work, dear readers?

Charm City

18/10/2009 — 1 Comment

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of networking; and one of the frequent topics of conversation has been the City itself, Baltimore. People inevitably want to understand why I left sunny California and adventurous Colorado for what is often perceived as a humdrum, quirky little town on the Chesapeake. And my answer is always the same– “I love Baltimore;” I do.

There is something inexplicably wonderful about this funny little town. It is, admittedly, an acquired taste, one that is subtle and, in some ways, complex very much like blue crab– not everyone gets it or likes it, but those who do are are devoted to the flavor. As a crab lover and a proud Baltimoron (or Baltimorean for the more genteel) I gladly preach the gospel of the City, but am not terribly surprised by those upon whom the cause is lost.

This evening, while catching up on the long thread of blogs I read, I came across a post that included a thoughtful video of David Simon, discussing Baltimore. It is so right on the money, that I had to repost it here. For those who share the love of the City, hopefully you’ll nod your head in agreement with some of his tongue-in-cheek observations. And for those new or still unfamiliar with the City, perhaps it will inspire you to learn more and take a visit to Charm City.

One of my favorite quotes from the video: “If you come from D.C., you sort of have to admit you’re not from a real place.”

Go check it out, the video is eight minutes of thoughtful insight.