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Once again I saw the Belarus Medieval band Stary Olsa perform at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, Maryland. This band has gotten a loyal following in the U.S. for doing Medieval-style covers of various classic rock songs like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Another Brick in the Wall.” I’ve previously shot videos and written posts about this band in 2016 and 2017.

I shot some video footage of the band once again. In this particular clip they can be heard doing a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.”

I also shot a few pictures of the band.

During one of the breaks the band invited members of the audience, especially the younger ones, to take a close look at their instruments.

The really cool thing is that this time I was able to afford to purchase some of their music, thanks to the fact that I was actually working more hours and days this year. I purchased the Medieval Classic Rock album, which is incredibly cool to listen to.

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I’ve just heard that René Auberjonois has passed away today from lung cancer at 79. I actually was fortunate enough to see him in person once just three years ago.

In 2016 I attended a three-day convention known as Interventioncon, which was held at a hotel in Rockville, Maryland. René Auberjonois was among the celebrities who were scheduled to appear at that convention. On the first day of the convention I happened to be in the lobby of the hotel when I saw him wheeling his suitcase. (I assumed that he was in the process of checking into his hotel room.) I quickly picked up my smartphone and took this shot.

Intervention Con, Day 1, September 16, 2016

He was among the celebrities who were offering autographs and photographs for a certain price. I was financially struggling at the time so I wasn’t able to get even an autograph from him. (Even though I managed to afford a weekend pass to the convention, I had to cut corners by doing things like commuting from home instead of staying at the hotel and bringing lunch and dinner with me from home instead of eating in the hotel restaurant or at any of the other nearby restaurants located outside of the hotel.) However he was giving a talk on the third and final day of Interventioncon where I was able to take a few photos of him as he was speaking.

Intervention Con, Day 3, September 18, 2016

Intervention Con, Day 3, September 18, 2016

He gave a very fascinating talk about his career, which included working with legendary Hollywood actress Katherine Hepburn as well as appearing on such TV shows as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Benson, and Boston Legal. He ended his presentation with a rousing version of the song that he sang in The Little Mermaid, “Les Poissons.”

While I regret not being able to afford to get an autograph or a photo with him, I still have fond memories of seeing him in person along with photos taken from afar that one time. (Especially since Interventioncon hasn’t been held anywhere since 2016.) I also need to keep things in perspective. There are plenty of people who never got the chance to take a photo of him from a distance like I did so I should consider myself lucky on that count.

Looking at his Twitter page, I have a feeling that he sensed that his death was imminent. He posted some inspirational sayings regarding life and death that I think is worth posting here.

And last, but not least, here is the last tweet he personally issued just three days ago.

Rest in peace and thanks for the memories, René!

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Four teens rush into a burning home, saving the life of a 90-year-old neighbor.

The ungodly privilege of “vote blue no matter who.”

This Tampa video store isn’t just hanging on. It’s thriving on horror.

The lost art of street typography.

The 37 worst comic book movies of all time.

The European capital cobbled with Jewish gravestones.

A white family raised me—I learned to love being black.

Porch pirates sprayed with glitter and fart smells after opening fake package bobby traps.

Rich Democrats don’t care about income equality any more than rich Republicans.

Arkansas minister sells believers “Heavenly Air.”

Meet the family that doesn’t feel pain.

A look at race relations in South Africa.

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A few months ago I shot this video featuring Madonna Girl Dale when she gave her last-ever public dance performance along Ritchie Highway (Maryland Route 2) just prior to moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since then she has resettled in her new hometown and, based on her social media posts, she seems to be doing the same thing that she used to do in Brooklyn Park, Maryland—strutting along major highways dancing to Madonna music while openly flirting with cops and firefighters. (She seems to have a thing for men in uniform. The only thing about her fixation is that there have been too many cases of transgender people who have been victims of police brutality but that’s another story entirely.)

Last night I was perusing Instagram when I got this direct message from Madonna Girl Dale out of the blue. She had recently participated in a Toys for Tots drive where she donated a few toys and posed for photos alongside some local firefighters. (I think it was a fire station that sponsored this event.) She posted a few photos from that event on Instagram. She asked me if I would make a slideshow out of those photos and set them to Madonna music. I decided to do it mainly because I had gotten plenty of mileage out of making last summer’s documentary. It was no big deal doing a quick video project.

I did the whole thing in iMovie. As for finding a Madonna song, I have to admit that I don’t own much of her music. I have The Immaculate Collection CD (which consists of her greatest hits from the 1980s) but that CD is buried in a box of my other CDs and I wasn’t in the mood to dig through that box searching for it. I looked on iTunes and found that I had a couple of Madonna songs on it. One was “Hey You” which I remember was a song that Madonna did for that controversial Live Earth event twelve years ago and it was one that I downloaded for free when the song was briefly offered as a free download on iTunes. I forgot I had it when I found it.

So I used “Hey You,” slapped those pictures together and uploaded the whole thing online. Here it is in all of its one-minute glory.

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Every now and then I check out the Facebook Jobs section. Sometimes I apply to those jobs only to get zero response, which has led me to conclude that applying through Facebook is no more effective than applying through Indeed or ZipRecruiter. This morning I decided to check out the Facebook Jobs section for the hell of it. Most times I spend no more about a minute or two in that section.

I saw this help wanted ad for a part-time job that had me go WTF?!? It has an incredibly long list of requirements for a job that’s supposed to be part-time and could be done remotely. Here it is as it was originally written and posted on Facebook Jobs:

Executive/personal and Social Media Assistant for Airbnb Company
[Woman’s Name]
Part-time

EXECUTIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT/LIFE OPTIMIZER
Project-Based to Part-Time, Must be located in Washington DC

I’m looking for an exceptional, experienced Executive and Personal Assistant. Our company runs and manages several short-term rentals, and Airbnbs in the DC Metro area and my personal brand promotes coaching and consulting services.

You must be located in Washington DC to apply for this role.

This is a Part-Time role that is partially remote but will meet regularly in person.

ABOUT YOU:

You’re used to being the right-hand person to entrepreneurs and individuals who require responsiveness, immaculate execution, and extreme attention to detail.

You are the layer between me & the world. 🙂 Your #1 priority is preserving my energy for items that are in alignment with my genius zone and that only I can do.

You have experience with:

-Personal Assistance
-Administrative Assistance
-Marketing and Social Media

You have the ability to:

-Prioritize tasks
-Make quick decisions
-Solve short term challenges quickly
-Set up systems that save us time long term
-See gaps where hiring someone makes sense
-Friends may call you OCD, life hacker, optimizer.

You do NOT cut corners. When there’s a problem or bottleneck, you don’t whip out the bandaid; you find the source and eliminate the issue at the source.

You’re focused. You make sure to streamline tasks and processes to make things flow even better.

THE POSITION:

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

-You will create and manage social media posts for our real estate, Airbnb and coaching brand.
-Coordinate social media Promotional Campaigns
-Monitor and Reply to Messages in social media inboxes
-Post Rental Ads on social media and additional platforms weekly
-Create ideas for Stories and Promotions
-Create flyers and other physical promotional material
-Help implement overall Marketing Campaigns and Webinars

ADMINISTRATIVE

-Assist with new property Interior Design tasks and errands
-Schedule meetings and travel
-Manage and schedule Speaking Engagements
-Coordinate Events
-Help organize and improve on company organization
-Assist with any Airbnb tasks at properties as needed, such as quality control and guest help
-Research new tools to improve the business as needed
-Assist with personal tasks as needed.

DECLUTTER, ORGANIZE & MANAGE MY INBOX

-I have a ridiculous number of unread emails. 🙂
-You’ll identify trends & categories in my inbox and create categories/tags/organization and unsubscribe to unnecessary newsletters.
-You’ll ask me a series of questions to uncover how I use my inbox and set up systems so it’s automatically organized and remains decluttered.
-You’ll manage my inbox going forward and will achieve #inboxzero every day

MANAGE & OPTIMIZE CALENDAR

-You’ll ask me what my ideal day, week, month, & year look like
-You’ll ask me what my current day, week, month, & year look like
-You’ll set up my calendar to reflect the ideal week
-You’ll set up calendared.ly or Acuity to reflect my availability for each type of event so when I get requests for social gatherings, interviews, etc. we know where to put them on the calendar without them being disruptive to my focus

TRAVELING

-When I travel for speaking engagements or conferences (typically 1-2x per year), you may possibly come with me
-You’ll book travel and hotel arrangements
-You’ll work with my stylist and pack my bags for my trip
-You’ll book and manage local makeup artists, photographers, & videographers for each destination
-You’ll book any additional visits, meetings, or appearances that will maximize each trip

TASK AUDIT & HIRE

-You’ll ask me in detail what I do every day to determine what you can take off my plate or hire someone else to do.
-You’ll get nosy and dig into the details of these tasks in order to help determine if they are items that should and can be delegated, then help figure out who to delegate them to.
-You’ll create a classification of tasks that are in the Genius Zone v. Excellence Zone v. WTH Zone (Why The Heck am I doing this Zone ;))
-You’ll help hire whoever we need to lead the Excellence Zone and WTH Zone tasks & projects or take those on yourself.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

-You’ll manage the most challenging project in our business: Me. 😀
-You’ll set daily quick check-in meetings to review our priorities for the day to ensure I’m on track to meet goals – and complete pending tasks
-You’ll manage our timeline and subscribe to No Task Left Behind
-You’ll be my partner in completing creative tasks I may get stuck on, such as talking through email copy, reviewing a video, etc.

BUSINESS & BRAND GROWTH

-When necessary, you’ll complete tasks associated with business & brand growth, such as applying for an award/recognition, doing welcome/sales calls, press outreach event planning, etc.

PERSONALITY & QUALITIES:
I’m intentional about who I put into my life. Here’s what I’m looking for in my right-hand person.

-High energy – You bri

This woman has so many requirements that she had apparently gone over Facebook’s maximum character limit since her ad abruptly ends in the middle of a word.

Keep in mind that she is hiring for a PART-TIME position. Not full-time but part-time. Yet she expects so much stuff in that part-time position that it makes you wonder whether she expects that person to work something like 38 or 39 hours a week, which would be just under the 40 hour per week minimum so she wouldn’t have to provide benefits. While her ad doesn’t mention wages, I wouldn’t be surprised if she pays that person no more than $15 per hour.

There is also her mention of having a Genius Zone. I’ve known a lot of people over the years and the one thing I’ve learned is this: The people who I consider to be really intelligent and even geniuses tend not to brag about the fact that they are geniuses. The people who brag about being geniuses are the ones who are anything but geniuses. One classic example is Donald Trump touting himself as being a “stable genius” when he has demonstrated as anything but. (The most recent example came at the NATO summit where he gave an impromptu 40-minute press conference that led to this viral video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte all gossiping about Trump behind his back. This led to Trump’s ego being so hurt that he actually left the NATO summit early.)

She has so many requirements—including watching out for that woman’s Genius Zone (LOL!)—that seems an awful lot for one average human to handle on a part-time basis. Maybe she needs to hire a fairy or some other magical being that could accomplish all this and more on a part-time basis. LOL!

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It was a warm fall twilight when I arrived at Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, Maryland where I saw a large group of people. Each one had his or her head buried in a smartphone. I was pretty dumbfounded at seeing so many people gathered yet choosing to look at their smartphones instead of talking to each other.

I finally asked someone what was going on. Apparently it was a Pokemon party where people gather to play the video game Pokemon Go. I remember Pokemon Go was a big deal a few years back but apparently that game still has it adherents. I had that game on my smartphone a few years ago. I managed to capture one Pokemon creature (Charmander) but I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with that creature once I captured it. It looked like I could look at a picture but I couldn’t really interact with that creature once I caught it. I tried hunting for a few other creatures, didn’t succeed, and I lost interest in the game so I uninstalled it. At this point I don’t really feel inclined to reinstall it and try playing it again.

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Nearly two months ago I decided to check out this interesting looking daytime seminar that was put on by the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group in the Roland Park area of Baltimore. I haven’t been to that area since 2017 (mainly because it’s located in the farthest north part of the city, which means a really long commute from the DC area for me). Unlike the last time, I did far less exploring around the neighborhood this time around. I managed to get a few shots of the Corner Community Center where the support group meets weekly. This place is a community center and multi-denominational house of worship where five different congregations (four Christian and one Jewish) hold their weekly services.

The inside of the place is quite cozy complete with a fireplace.

After that seminar ended I decided to take advantage of the fact that I was in Baltimore to visit an area that I had long wanted to check out and photograph for posterity. Here’s an explanation. My mother and late aunt were both born in Baltimore and they spent their entire childhood and teen years living in a row house on South Stricker Street. Growing up I used to hear my grandmother talk about how she loved living there because the neighbors were mostly close-knit and friendly. (One example: If a kid got into a nasty argument with his/her parents or if his/her dad came home really drunk and itching for a fight, that kid could always run to a neighbor’s house to spend the night. That was such a contrast with where I grew up in Glen Burnie where the people in my neighborhood just minded their own business and frequently didn’t want to get involved with a neighbor’s problem. I never felt I could run to a neighbor’s house if I had problems at home.)

My mother used to talk about how she and her friends used to go to the nearby movie theater each Saturday and watched movies all afternoon and the movie theater was within walking distance. That was such a contrast compared to where I grew up in Glen Burnie where the only thing that was within walking distance to my house was a small local convenience store. Everything else required a car to get to because it wasn’t within walking distance and the nearest bus stop was an hour’s walk from my house. (There was a bus stop that was established about a 20 minute walk from my house but that didn’t arrive until a few years after I had got married and permanently moved from Glen Burnie.)

I used to hear about neighbors on that street like Mrs. Hickey, an Irish immigrant who approved of my mother and aunt attending St. Martins, a Roman Catholic parish that was founded by Irish immigrants. Mrs. Hickey used to warn my mother and aunt to never step foot into another nearby Roman Catholic church because that one was founded by German immigrants and she used to call it “the heathen church.” (Never mind the fact that both were Roman Catholic churches. At that time Baltimore was not only racially segregated but it was also segregated by ethnicity.)

So I grew up hearing about how there was camaraderie and community on South Stricker Street in Baltimore while I languished growing up in Glen Burnie where the other kids called me “retarded,” everything required a car to get to, there were no buses or other public transportation except for the school buses that only took us to and from school, and I was constantly told by my mother that I was better off than her because I had nice things and they were more important than having friends.

Two years ago I attended a networking event that was located in Lithuanian Hall in the same general area where my mother and aunt grew up. I was shocked over how the area had deteriorated. I took some photos but I wasn’t able to do much exploring because of the inclement weather that day and I was on my way to an event. I made a mental note to check out this area more thoroughly in the future, especially on the street where my mother and aunt grew up on. I wasn’t able to return until recently. After the event in Roland Park I drove south into the western area of Baltimore. I parked my car on South Stricker Street and I walked further south on that street until I was almost in Pigtown.

I started at Union Square. My mother used to sometimes mention playing there when she was a child. I remember when I was a teenager my family went to one of the many festivals that took place in Baltimore and they had vendors selling t-shirts for each neighborhood in Baltimore. My mother bought a t-shirt for Union Square since that was the area where she grew up in. (I think she only wore it a couple of times before she donated it to either Goodwill or the Salvation Army.) Union Square is a pretty nice park that’s full of trees and it has a water fountain (which wasn’t working when I was there because it was past the warm weather season when such fountains tend to operate).

I started walking along South Stricker Street. I found that the row houses near Union Square were occupied and in excellent shape.

Once I walked further away from Union Square, I saw an area that has gone into a very steep decline. There were abandoned homes with boarded up windows everywhere.

Some of these empty homes showed signs of having been on fire. (I can’t explain what was going on there.)

Yet there were some row houses that still showed signs of having people lived there. It’s pretty surreal seeing occupied row houses next to abandoned boarded up houses.

There were some empty lots. I have no idea if they had always been empty lots during my mother’s and aunt’s childhoods or if they once had housing but they had become so derelict that they were torn down.

I saw some graffiti on some of these abandoned row houses.

As for the people who are still living there, I have a feeling that they are far less friendly and neighborly than when my grandmother was living there as a full-time housewife and mother. This occupied house had a sign warning people to stay off of the steps.

Despite the overall depressing looks of the area, there were times when I found some beauty and tenderness that stood out despite the surrounding area, such as this stuffed animal that was stuck between the boards of a boarded-up window.

There was graffiti that commemorated someone named Tasha who probably lived on South Stricker Street but she has since died.

I wish I had the house number of where my grandmother once lived. It would be interesting to see if that house is among the abandoned or if someone still occupied it. As it is, I ended up taking pictures of a bunch of row houses. It’s possible that one of them was the house where my mother and aunt grew up in but I don’t know for sure.

My mother would be shocked if she saw how her old neighborhood had deteriorated in person. These days taking her on a drive to the area is out of the question because she has had multiple sclerosis for a number of years and it has gotten really bad. I could tell with the phone conversations. I used to be able to talk to her for about 10 or 15 minutes. But then the conversations had dwindled to about one or two minutes because talking of the phone makes her extremely tired. Nowadays I call her number and I get voice mail. I leave a message but she rarely calls back these days. I don’t think she could physically handle being in the neighborhood, even if she would mostly remain in the car.

I had had enough of seeing row houses that were boarded up and/or burned so I decided to walk back to where I parked the car. I knew I was getting close to the Union Square park again when I saw houses in very good condition and were obviously occupied.

Once I reached the park again I took a side detour on Hollins Street. I found the house where the famous writer H.L. Mencken once lived.

I had only stepped foot in that house once. It was sometime in the late 1980s, I was in Baltimore on my own for some reason that I no longer remember (I remember that my then-husband wasn’t with me—he was either busy with a church committee or he was busy with a major project at his NASA job and he needed to put in some overtime). It was open for tours and there was some guy who did some impersonation of Mencken at the beginning then I was guided around to the rest of the house and the backyard. The only thing I remember about that place is that it was a bit on the dark side, even in broad daylight. I don’t know if it was that dark during Mencken’s time or if the place hadn’t been kept up very well since the death of his brother, August, who had inherited the house when H.L. died. That house has been closed to the general public since 1997.

But when I arrived that day I saw what looked like construction workers who were working inside of the house. The bottom window was opened with one of the workers doing something in what looks like the basement.

When I was there that day the Google Maps app on my smartphone said that this place was permanently closed yet I saw people working on this house. I recently did some online searches and found that, according to the Wikipedia, the house is undergoing renovation thanks to a $3 million donation from retired naval commander Max Hency. The Wikipedia also mention that the house will be reopened in September, 2019 but when I was there in October, 2019 it didn’t look like it was ready to reopen to anybody.

I hope that I will have the opportunity to be able to visit that house again if and when the renovations are complete.

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I had a busy day that day. In the morning and early afternoon I went to the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore. On the way back I went to a memorial service for a longtime friend that was held at my church. (I know that the festival was also held on October 6 but I couldn’t make it that day because of scheduling conflicts. I ended up leaving early enough so I would have time to check out the festival before the memorial service.)

Her name was Iris Peabody and she was quite a lady. She really passed away last year but, for some reason, her family weren’t able to have a memorial service in her honor until over a year later. Here’s a program with her photograph on the front cover.

Iris had always loved flowers so her family and the church provided all kinds of flowers at her service. The attendees were invited to take at least one flower back home, which was pretty nice.

I stayed around for the reception following the memorial service. As I was driving home I saw this wonderful sunset.

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This year I was finally able to check out the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore for the first time in my life. It was held in Baltimore outside of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House. Tickets to tour the home was sold out but I didn’t mind because I had already seen that house a few years ago. The one thing that had changed dramatically is that there is a new apartment unit that had sprung up where there was an empty field back when I last visited that house in 2014. Seeing how developed that area had gotten has led me to make a mental note to come back and explore that area at a later date.

I shot some video footage that included a dancer named Calixta Starr who did interpretative dances inspired by Poe’s work and an Edgar Allan Poe impersonator speaking outside of the Edgar Allan Poe House.

I also took a bunch of photos as well during my time there. There were all kinds of gothic-themed arts and crafts as well as books (some were written by Poe while others are more contemporary books where the writers were inspired by Poe). One tent had continuous book readings by local authors. I also saw people who either cosplayed as Edgar Allan Poe or they were dressed in steampunk outfits. It was all pretty cool to see in person.

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

There was this casket where people were invited to have their pictures taken while they were inside of it—as the sign said “Get Buried Alive!”

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

I had someone take a few pictures of me inside of that casket. I have to admit that this particular casket was very narrow. I barely fit inside of it. It was also very tall. It looked like it was made for someone who was over seven feet tall and weighed less than 120 pounds.

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, October 5, 2019

I managed to purchase a few items at the festival. I purchased this cool looking keyring that was based on Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven” featuring the outline of a raven with the word “Nevermore.” Sadly this raven would literally break in half just a few weeks later and the bottom half was lost. (The wood was a bit on the thin side. At least I only paid $8 for it. I would’ve been pissed if I had paid $20 or $30 for it.)

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

I purchased this refrigerator magnet featuring one of Poe’s quotes from the same vendor. That magnet is still intact and it’s on display on my refrigerator in the kitchen.

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

This paper bag from PoeHead.com (which I used to carry my purchases home in) had this cool Poe design on it.

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

I purchased this bar of pumpkin scented soap from one of the vendors that was connected with the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation in Boston (where Poe was born).

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

I got this unicorn button from Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs.

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

I did get one thing for free from that festival—this button that was a local organization known as Preservation Maryland.

What I Got at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore

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