Depending on the Kindness of Strangers—and Friends, Even in These Rough Days


This has been an emotionally excruciating week. Between the barrage of political sniping by—and about—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the outrageous murders of two more African-American men by cops, and the incessant, unavoidable 24-hour news cycle no matter where I turned, I’ve wanted nothing more than to hunker down in my house, shades drawn, hiding … More Depending on the Kindness of Strangers—and Friends, Even in These Rough Days

Baltimore City Moving Forward: Justice for Freddie Gray


Within the last few hours, Baltimore City took an important step forward in our pursuit of Justice for Freddie Gray. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced that 6 Baltimore Police Department officers have been criminally charged in the homicide death of Mr. Gray. Charges range from reckless manslaughter (not premeditated), assault, misconduct, and other charges, carrying a … More Baltimore City Moving Forward: Justice for Freddie Gray

The Curfew, The Curfew! Let’s Not Forget The Curfew


Even my dog understands the 10:00 PM Curfew now in effect in Baltimore City. Normally, we would go for our last walk of the night—around our yard—anywhere from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM. But since Tuesday night, we’ve been taking our last walk a bit earlier, making sure to be inside by the “witching” hour. … More The Curfew, The Curfew! Let’s Not Forget The Curfew