A few words about the current image in the header. It is a shot of the Fells Point region of Baltimore, shot during a Christmas visit. Fells Point is an extremely historical area, both for the city and in our personal lives. Clipper ships were constructed here, seamen and watermen (and there’s a difference) drank here and all too often were shanghaied off to a seasons (or a few years) work on the water.  I have no idea of the actual number of watering holes located within a few blocks, but if you can’t find a drink down there you’re not trying.

I worked out of Fells Point in the late 70′s and had a blast.  My friends & I drank heavily there, met people, tried to stay out of too much trouble and generally acted like fools on the brick streets and in the tiny bars. So it was with a great sense of nostalgia that Patti & I, along with our dearest friend, spent a Saturday night enjoying some live music and adult beverages.  After too much of the latter I took that shot with my P&S by using the roof of a car as a tripod.