Lust for Life

Lust for Life

“Life is so interesting, isn’t it?,” says 97-year-old Lois Blum Feinblatt. She should know. In 1966, when most women her age were stay-at-home moms, she was already a trailblazer, working in Baltimore’s department of welfare, where she screened every couple in the city who was interested in adopting a child.

Ravens Tight End Hayden Hurst Shares His Journey With Anxiety and Depression

Ravens Tight End Hayden Hurst Shares His Journey With Anxiety and Depression

When he’s on the football field, with a red beard and a long mane of ginger shoulder-length hair that protrudes from the back of his purple and black helmet, paired with mammoth muscular arms, Baltimore Ravens tight end Hurst is downright Viking-like. He certainly doesn’t fit Hollywood’s stereotypical description of a person who has struggled with his or her mental health.

Big Market Trends

Big Market Trends

I’m managing editor of Big Market Trends, a free investment newsletter written by world-renowned technical analyst J.C. Parets. The newsletter has more than 25,000 subscribers and provides a unique blend of market commentary and personality, and the opportunity for subscribers to purchase premium investment products and services. I’m also managing editor of J.C.’s subscription trading…

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Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Sandy Greenberg’s story is a cruel irony and a fascinating paradox rolled into a remarkable life, powerful and inspiring enough to rally a group of the world’s top doctors and scientists, and undeniably audacious enough to garner the world’s attention. Yes, Greenberg, chairman of the board of governors of one of the best eye institutes on the planet, is blind.

On The Ropes

On The Ropes

It’s near dusk on a weekday in late summer, and at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore that means work is about to begin. Dozens of kids and a few adults, too, will soon arrive at the Upton Boxing Center to train, spar, and take in the advice that coach Calvin Ford and a partially volunteer staff dish out nightly at this city-funded recreation facility.

A Fun Sit-Down Interview With Bill Belichick

A Fun Sit-Down Interview With Bill Belichick

In an interview conducted in Foxborough, Mass., New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sits down, plays catch and walks the Gillette Stadium halls with Paul Carcaterra, the ESPN lacrosse analyst and former Syracuse All-American midfielder. This was a thrill to produce.

Surviving Heart of the Storm, and Aiming for the Peak

Surviving Heart of the Storm, and Aiming for the Peak

Christy Carlson, a 31-year-old native of Nebraska, is a meteorologist at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha and has spent parts of the last 10 years storm chasing when time and weather conditions permit. The 89th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which begins at 9,390 feet, marks her first challenge to the 14,110-foot finish line in a $15,000 car she built and paid for herself. It is a new type of race for Carlson, who once lost a different one by unintentionally intercepting a tornado in a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier when she was 23.

Hayden Hurst’s ‘One That Got Away’ Is Still Out There

Hayden Hurst’s ‘One That Got Away’ Is Still Out There

For Baltimore magazine Standing before a group of reporters after one of the Ravens’ offseason practices yesterday, Hayden Hurst laughed and briefly looked to the sky when he heard the question. Any update on “the one that got away?” “Haven’t heard anything back,” said the 25-year-old tight end, who will begin his second pro season…

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Warts and All, Pimlico Race Course Is Venue for Enduring Memories

Warts and All, Pimlico Race Course Is Venue for Enduring Memories

Say what you want about the water pressure and the 1980s-style décor at the 149-year-old Pimlico Race Course—and both are long overdue for upgrades—it was hard not to travel around the property on a sun-splashed Saturday, Preakness Day, and not feel nostalgic, and that the race really doesn’t need to go anywhere else.

Loyola’s Pat Spencer Readies for One Last NCAA Tournament Ride

Loyola’s Pat Spencer Readies for One Last NCAA Tournament Ride

His resume: a three-time finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, the equivalent of football’s Heisman Trophy; three-time All-American (so far, only because this year’s picks haven’t been announced yet); four-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year; five points shy of moving into sole possession of second-place on the NCAA all-time scoring list; and helping Loyola reach the national semifinals as a freshman in 2016.