Attendees at the Mount Vernon Flower Mart

Does it matter which one you eat, for there are so many! If you are a male, should you eat the Pink Lady or Gala? And get this, you may need a license to grow the Pink Lady. Which one will keep the doctor away? And then there’s Adam’s apple. No license needed. You cannot taste, swallow or grow it. It’s from procreation.

Funny all this talk about the apple and its health factors, straight out the Garden of Eden, where man’s original dual occupation was, growing things and making babies.

This is May 2022, and gardening could be on the ballot box for the 2024 elections for POTUS. Will the population vote for an Adam who will grow more trees/apples or the masked farmer shouting “burn baby burn” for “I” have my money in fossil fuels.?

In Baltimore MD. We had the annual Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place. Global warming has set the weather into a tailspin of uncertainty; despite it all, I went looking for Adam’s descendants who came to the show minus their diesel tractors and pitch forks.



Examples of women who found happiness. Exhibit A

The pandemic for some has promulgated a change of lifestyle. Many couples being forced see each other at home, has helped, but for others the closeness was overbearing. The affluent with more than one home, lived apart, using ZOOM, to communicate.

Exhibit B.

There has been “emotional distress” for “almost every individual” (Dr. Navodita Kumar, Clinical Psychologist).

I have never heard of autoeroticism, but I have of sexual dysfunction. These two conditions became targets for clinicians here lately.

Exhibit 3

This brings attention to consider the least expensive manner for one to “feel good”, perhaps find love and experience happiness?

“FOOD!” I looked around and saw the increase of “heavy weights”. Not good, the Dopamine chemical stretched waistlines. I will not comment on the phenomenal increase in the consumption of legal drugs and alcohol.

Exhibit 4

People are looking for that “cuddle hormone”. Cats and dogs as pets are competing with walkers and bicyclists for road space. Wow! Pet owners waved as I gave them space while driving by.

Have you ever been part of a choir? Aha! It’s music. If you disagree, attend an African American ceremony whether it be church or wedding. It’s an overwhelming experience. Pocket books are slung on shoulders, hands are in the air, feet are in rhythm, eyes are closed, and “oxytocin” is in control.

Exhibit 5. (Pictures Courtesy of Joe’s Movement)

ROCHELLE RICE is not an African American but believe or not she is black and was raised in the United Kingdom. She is on a mission to enable women to find “love and happiness” despite “whatever!”. Sounds familiar?

I went to see her show at JOE’s MOVEMENT in Mount Rainier MD. To use a popular device robot’s statement, “here’s what I found”….




Coming out of the pandemic, amidst an economic and health slump combined, African Americans in Baltimore are trying to laugh again.

Although the 68-year-old black owned and operated theatre, never closed, it is welcoming to see seats being filled, and the sound of cheers heard aloud.

THE BUTLER DID IT AGAIN, is currently being staged at the Arena; and of special interest, the cast is primarily of senior citizens. This, is a push to show that “age is just a number”.

I saw this on the plays’ third night, which makes it a work in progress, that will only get better before its end on May 8th, 2022.

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