We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I stayed a few weeks in Baltimore in mid 90's. Interesting restaurants, the inner harbor was pretty cool. Almost impossible to get tickets for Orioles games they were sold out. Uncomfortable to walk in town after dark. My hotel was just a half dozen blocks from the inner harbor but I felt the need to get back to it before dark. What a shame to let a city go to hell.
A peer from my hometown bought a place in Baltimore while he was working in DC. He couldn't afford DC, and got more housing for the buck in Baltimore. His house was near Johns Hopkins. He doesn't work in DC any more. I don't know if he was able to sell his house in Baltimore or not. Streets of Baltimore from years gone by: Graham Parsons and Emmylou Harris.