Jun 142009

I made it safely to Wrightsville Beach, NC, where we have a big family get-together every year. It involves eating way too much food and a lot of staring at the ocean. There’s also a lot of setback involved. Setback is a card game that apparently only the people in my family know how to

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Cannoli Quest

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Jun 132009

Tonight I completed a dangerous and important task. I got cannoli for the big family get-together in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Since I’m in Baltimore, I might as well find an Italian bakery and give it a shot, right? I decided to try to find one of the branches of Vaccaro’s Italian Pastries, which just happens

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Baltimore is Expenive, and Other Obvious Things.

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Jun 122009

I’ve got some extra time to kill, since I’m skipping some of the Organized Fun Events at the conference, and instead just being a tourist here in Baltimore. I’ve only ever spent the night in Baltimore once, about 8-9 years ago, so I want to take the chance to see the sights around the Inner

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Arrival in Baltimore

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Jun 112009

So, after a somewhat uncomfortable drive on I-95, I made it to Baltimore for the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Along the way, my TomTom GPS decided that no, the Beltway isn’t a perfectly good way of going around Washington D.C. Instead, it kept insisting that I wanted to get off of the Beltway RIGHT

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