Baltimore is slowly – very slowly – joining other cities in building more bike lanes and trails. In 2014, $2M was allocated to extend the Inner Harbor-originating Jones Falls Trail to downtown Mount Washington, from Cylburn Arboretum. Construction wasn’t completed until 2020. Better late than never, and it does have an impressive elevated wooden boardwalk […]
Archives for April 2022
I’m Not Losing Sleep Over a Sloppily Delivered Mattress
As with cars, we drive mattresses to beyond embarrassing. What’s a few stains when you can conceal them with a fresh set of sheets? When she is home, Pippa sleeps on a 35-year-old full mattress. Not only was it visually sketchy, but it had more swayback than a decrepit old nag. It was time. I […]
I Take a Commission for My Matchmaking
A neighbor knew I like to cycle, so before he moved out of town, he gave me an ancient Raleigh bike that had been languishing in his basement. It was mummified by a thick layer of caked-on dust. The tires were so dry rotted, I had to bear down to get it to roll. I […]
Spending $42.69 a Month for Cell Service for a Family of Four – Including Two Teens!
Did you see the NYT article (apologies if you’re at your paywall limit) about the true cost of upgrading to the hot new phone? Buying a fancy $1,000 iPhone is the equivalent of giving up $17,000 in retirement savings, they say, because an investment of $1,000 in a retirement account today should balloon to about […]