This was my haul from the Orioles' game-used yard sale at FanFest. No regrets.
Sorry about my untimely yearlong absence. Long story short, the site was hacked and redirected to a malware site last May, and through an unfortunate combination of procrastination, a lack of technical know-how, and being otherwise occupied with renovating and moving to a new house, I didn’t get around to setting things right until last week. The good news is that baseball is back and so is NumerOlogy!
A list of updates to the site would be long and tedious. Suffice to say, the all-time roster is current as of today, accounting for all of the comings and goings of the 2010 and early 2011 seasons. The bio pages (0-9, 10-19, etc.) are also up-to-date, and there are a few bits of trivia on the Odds and Ends page. For instance, Jeremy Accardo is the 31st Oriole player to wear #37, making that the most frequently used number. Also, infielder Scott Moore spent a few weeks with the O’s after I went out of commission last year. In wearing #40, he became the latest Oriole to wear three different numbers with the team (having previously worn #9 and #43). Since the new season just started, I’ll give a rundown of the new players and coaches (and those who have changed numbers) in 2011:
Bankruptcy is a legal procedure to help those who are not capable of paying their debts. Anyone can file for bankruptcy as it is his or her right, and this is allowed by the federal law. All bankruptcy procedures are handled by the federal court.
Maryland Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Laws, also known as Reorganization Bankruptcy, is for individuals who are earning regular income but have unsecured debts of not more than $307,625.00 or secured debts not more than $923,000.00. The court sets a payment plan wherein a debtor can afford and give it to an appointed trustee who will then pay to the creditor. Chapter 13 is more effective among homeowners who are behind their mortgage payments and has enough non-exempt assets.
It would be a disservice to Maryland United States’ District Court Judge Paula Xinis’ recent opinion in Okoro v. Wells Fargo to say that it stood for the principle that the courts are not going to give homeowner’s free homes as a result of technical violations of RESPA, federal and state debt collection statutes, and the common law. Judge Xinis carefully went through the Okoro’s claims and explained why each one of them had no merit. The court also reiterated that the Fourth Circuit has held that no one can bring a suit to enforce their right to pursue or obtain a loan modification. However, the bottom line for the Okoro’s was that they could stay in a home and not expect to make any payments just because the lender may have done some things incorrectly.
Solitude Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the Phil McNamee Charitable Foundation for the purpose of preserving a natural environment where the public can enjoy nature.
As per the Canadian Parks Council, “Personal connections with the natural world are powerful. These connections are critical to our health and social well-being. They nurture our vitality and creativity, and they encourage ties with the land that are centuries old. There is growing recognition that North Americans are suffering from “nature-deficit disorder,” the term used to describe the adverse and societal impacts of disconnecting from nature.”
Solitude Nature Reserve is our effort in making nature more accessible for families and individuals who want to connect with nature.