of Christmas lights, protests & police

There is tension in the air

It stifles the holiday cheer

The lights are bright

But the chants are louder

“We can’t breathe!”


Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival – attracting 350,000+ visitors over 3 days (www.artscape.org). Right here in Baltimore, and literally just blocks from my apartment. 🙂

Farmer’s Market

Walked by the Farmer’s Market on Saratoga St on my way to church this morning. It may be the second day of winter season but the 60F weather made it feel almost like summer time. I also spotted several tents planted around the market area. No doubt that homelessness is a problem in this city.