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.

Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

if you think something hasn’t been done before, chances are it has. Maybe in a different form, or on a different platform, or in a different language, or by a different group of people, but the solution to your problem has probably been created. You just need to apply it to your specific situation.

Writing Is Hard

Writing Is Hard

Misery loves company, they say, and I find comfort in the fact that truly great American writers — like E.B. White and Red Smith — seem to have considered the activity of writing as difficult as I do.

Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

If anyone is wondering what life is like for the UMBC men’s basketball program—coming up on one year after its star turn as America’s favorite underdog—just know that it’s still pretty great. Last night, on their suburban Baltimore campus, when the Retrievers faced America East rival Vermont, the UMBC athletic department proclaimed it Fortnite Night.…

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Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

On Thursday, Baltimore—and baseball as a whole—lost a legend as Frank Robinson passed away at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home after a long battle with cancer. Not only did Robinson fulfill more roles than any other person in the history of the Orioles organization, but the former manager, player, and front-office executive was multi-faceted when it came to his character.

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Sig Mejdal has been finding data-driven ways to give teams an edge, almost as long as anybody in professional baseball, save for the early 2000s staff of the Oakland Athletics, who were featured in the book and movie Moneyball. That tale inspired Mejdal to consider his current career path and ultimately quit his job engineering for astronauts.