I’m getting ready to leave for the past – 1864 to be exact as I’m a Civil War Re-enactor. I have been since I was 16 and a friend came into class, handed me a permission slip and told me to have my mother sign it and that on Saturday I was going with her to Gettysburg to get something to wear. I had found a fascination in the American Civil War when I was 13 and going out to do this peaked my interest in a way the same way that dressing up for the Renaissance Faire or Wild West Re-enacting (which I also occasionally do) did. History fascinated me and I wanted to know every little detail from all sides of the story and every single person. I didn’t ask any questions. I was just excited. That’s how I came to join the Chesapeake Signal Detachment with the Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS).
Concerning the world
The Economy Once Again Strikes The Arts!
I really dislike finding these things in the paper. I didn’t actually find this one. Some friends of mine pointed it out to me because we are looking for movie theaters this summer that would be willing to host our shadow cast…but that’s another story. Anyway, the point is that this article really makes me sad.
Freedom of Speech Strikes Again!
While on my daily news quest through “The Baltimore Sun”, I happened to come across this article. Once again, freedom of speech has been upheld!
Even the Economy Leaves an Effect on Art
While looking around this morning and checking the news, I came across this startling piece. The Baltimore Opera company is closing its doors for the rest of the 2008-2009 season and filing for bankruptcy. I know I shouldn’t be surprised to see this, as there are many companies that are going under due to the economy, but this one hits pretty close to home. Not only is it in my hometown, but the flute teacher that I took lessons from when I still wanted to be a music major was the principal flute player for the Baltimore Opera.