When I was selling Eastern Shore real estate in the early 1980’s, my friend, mentor, and broker Reggie Jones, kept a sales book featuring aerial views of various Kent Island neighborhoods, subdivisions, and properties. 243 more words


Life at The Crossroads

The Crossroads Coffee House made my urban soul sing when it came to town this spring.  (Yes, I have an urban soul.  It shares space and fuels a lot of creative tension with my rural soul.  596 more words

Report: Eastern Shore Communities Could Deal With Chronic Flooding

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The future is looking bleak for a number of Maryland coastal communities along the Eastern Shore, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. 304 more words


Sea Level Rise in Maryland

This isn’t necessarily specifically urban in nature, but I thought worth posting anyway. A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists demonstrates the damage sea level rise is going to do to coastal communities, including those rather close to home for me: the coastal towns of Maryland. 66 more words

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Trump Administration May Return Maryland Property To Russian Officials

 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There are whispers around the White House that the Trump Administration may return a property on the Eastern Shore to the Russian government that was once used as a country retreat for its diplomats. 362 more words


Travel: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

One of American history’s bravest and boldest individuals now has her own national historical park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Just opened in spring 2017, the park includes a visitor center, hiking trails, and pavilion and is also part of the… 644 more words


Road Trip & Book Signing in Oxford, MD


As P.T. Barnum used to say, “Let’s get this show on the road.”

This Sunday, July 16, I’ll be doing that thing I love to do–driving over the Bay Bridge to reach the “other side.” The Eastern Shore of Maryland is beckoning me to come for a visit, and I cannot wait. 410 more words

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