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#1 Happy Bicentennial Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!
01-19-2009, 08:33 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
Yesterday, the hub and I went up to Baltimore to pay our respects to Mr. Poe; we went to his grave in Westminster Cemetery:
And to his house, in a bad neighborhood (as it was then):
It was interesting and pathetic, all at the same time. He traded lifetime poverty for literary immortality, which I suppose is worth it.
We had lunch in Little Italy, and as we drove home, we passed Camden Yards, with a big billboard outside:
"We bleed Orange in summer, and Purple in winter. Yeah, we know. It's weird.""Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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