A sporadic blog by the former arts critic of the Baltimore Sun.

Tim Smith, classical music and theater critic.

 Having retired in November 2018 from my newspaper career -- 37 years full-time; four more before that as a freelancer -- I now offer this blog as a receptacle for occasional thoughts about the subjects I once covered daily (classical music, theater, plus restaurants during the final year). I reserve the right to go way off those topics, too, as the mood strikes.

As you can imagine (and any pop will tell you), it’s hard to abandon pontification cold turkey after decades of dispensing it, so I am counting on this outlet to help keep my skill-set from rusting completely.

Please feel free to contact me with any reactions, complaints, suggestions.

Above all, thanks for stopping by.