Yes it’s me and I’m in love again.* With Baltimore.
I suspected I’d like it (my first visit), but man, what a city! From the moment I got here, it’s been one wonderful experience after another.
My first impression was that there’s space. Streets are wide. There’s light from the surrounding water. It’s not as cold as I thought it would be. Compared to Minneapolis, where, when you go outside, it’s as if you’re being assaulted by the cold.
The people are great. Just about everyone. I think the physical aspects of a town affect the inhabitants, and here, the wide streets, the old brick buildings, the harbor, the neighborhoods, the Feng-Shui of the city all make people by and large feel good and project good vibes. Every Baltimorean I’ve talked to loves their town. Many (maybe 50% of ones I’ve talked to) are native-born.
I came here to promote my new homestead book and Thursday night, signed about 100 copies for booksellers from across the country. What a bunch of great people!
Publication date is March 3. You can pre-order at: www.shelterpub.com/building/
*When I was 18, I heard this song, by Fats Domino, and it changed my life.