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Heartbeats, Municipal and Otherwise – 29 March 2021

Today’s Inspiration:

Listening to a group on Clubhouse where Robert Townsend and others involved in the movie The Five Heartbeats gave an oral history of it.

Today’s joy:

Meeting with my creativity circle.  Talking about the joys and the challenges we’re facing.  It felt good to get some things off of my chest with others who are actively working and doing their thing, too.

A past joy:

This morning, I saw that the Ravens were treating today, March 29, as the organization’s birthday, it’s 25th birthday.  On March 29, 1996, Art Modell announced, at the Inner Harbor, that the team that had just come from Cleveland, would be known, after a local poll, as the Baltimore Ravens.  I’m pretty sure this date was chosen for reasons other than the pieces being in place, as the date had also (and still does) carried more of a negative connotation among local football fans.  So, that was probably the organization intentionally adding something more positive to the local football history, specifically overwriting that day as the city’s sports history restarted in some ways.