Month: May 2018



“Retro” means backward, “spec” is related to vision and “tive” is a descriptive ending. Therefore, retrospective can be broken down to mean “looking or facing backward; contemplative of the past.” Many words can be broken down into Greek or Latin […]



A ceremony marks a moment or a milestone. Our habits are really rituals that create order in potential chaos. The evening repast becomes ceremonious when served with wine and dessert. Ceremonies can be small or grand. For instance, a wedding, […]

Jazz as Expressive of Biography


Last weekend I heard the Todd Marcus Quintet at Second Presbyterian Church. Marcus leads the quintet on the bass clarinet. Marcus is a twenty year resident of Baltimore but two of the compositions were reflective of his Middle Eastern heritage. […]

BMA Changes Collection


The Baltimore Museum of Art has made key changes in its collection according to NPR Radio. An auction was held earlier this month that sold off works by Kerry James Marshall, Andy Warhol, and Franz Kline. This process of reducing […]



The filmĀ The Prestige defines a good magician by his ability to make “ordinary objects” not only disappear but also reappear.