A Last Huzzah?

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).

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Free Compliments!

While looking through the Baltimore sun this morning, I found this article. Two guys from Purdue college are traveling the east coast and they are giving out free compliments to anyone passing by. I think this is rather awesome! I mean, who doesn’t love compliments. Had I known a little sooner that they were going to be in Baltimore, I may have stopped by for a compliment. Keep an eye for these guys whereever you go. They say that they are going to continue this until they graduate college, which is in two years.

Just an interesting piece of news that I thought I would share! Have a wonderful day!

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.

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