Author Julia Ridley Smith

House love, in Charles Village and on the road

Writer and teacher Ron Tanner found his dream house in a great Baltimore neighborhood. The only problem was that it was in terrible shape, full of garbage, and condemned by the city.
 
In 1999, writer and teacher Ron Tanner found the kind of house that …

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

I don’t expect my neighborhood to be the land of make-believe. What matters to me is that it feels like a real place, a place I’m a part of and that I care about, a place that feels like home.

hen I was growing up in …

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