The much-hyped storm #hermine might have been a bust here in Baltimore, but we’re still in for a lot of upcoming drama over the next few weeks. With the first presidential debate rapidly approaching, we’re likely to hear a lot about every touchy topic, from #TrumpEnMexico to the 49’ers QB and his #VeteransForKaepernick…and everything in between.
It’s a great time, then, to take a little break from the news and escape in a book. And if you’re looking for something new to read, Baltimore has your back.
Just north of us, in Philadelphia, the atmosphere is heating up – thanks, in large part, to Tim Kaine and Debbie Wasserman Schultz – while here in Baltimore, our temperatures are through the roof and our baseball team is on fire, as Darren O’Day returns from the DL and we’ve seen action like the recent Nolan Reimold walk off homer. It’s a hot time in the mid-Atlantic.
Given all that scorching heat, it’s no wonder that the people are Baltimore are excited about the latest news out of the National Aquarium. The local institution recently announced that they’re teaming up with Dogfish Head on SeaQuench Ale, a brand new sour beer flavored with lime and sea salt, which will be available at the Aquarium café starting on August 1.
What a wild, wacky week it has been as we smash into the first days of summer! The news cycle is in overdrive as tornados are touching down in Hartford County, and no sooner does LeBron James heft the NBA Trophy in one hand, then he resumes battling with his critics on Twitter with his smartphone in the other. It appears that the social manager turned press secretary Hope Hicks is as skillful as Tyrion Lannister on advising would be kings playing the Game of Thrones. And heads have indeed been rolling from Ramsey Bolton finally getting his much-deserved comeuppance to Corey Lewandowski hearing Trump’s famous words, “You’re fired!” Has the world turned upside down, or do we simply need to escape the hungry hounds of Bolton that epitomize the ravenous 24-hour news cycle?!