Category: Writing

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

From BaltimoreMagazine.com (Dec. 20, 2018): Five years ago, long before he became what he is today—a rookie tight end with the Baltimore Ravens—Hayden Hurst stood alone on the elevated dirt of a pitcher’s mound in Bradenton, FL, the center of attention, as a 6-foot-5 hard-throwing major league pitching prospect making his first-ever spring training start.…

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Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Baltimore magazine On Valentine’s Day 1961, his mother sat near the foot of his hospital bed and the light was almost gone. “Son,” the doctor had told him a day earlier, “you’re going to be blind tomorrow.” Sandy Greenberg was just 20 when he first heard those…

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More Than Meets the Buckeye

More Than Meets the Buckeye

Originally appeared in March 2017 issue of US Lacrosse magazine Eric Fannell’s reputation — intimidating, aloof, with the lore of an unseen Canadian talent — preceded him. And in some ways, people were right about him. The kid dressed in all black and wore his hat low, covering a buzz cut. He kept answers about…

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On The Ropes

On The Ropes

Originally published in Baltimore magazine 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…

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Heart on the Line

Heart on the Line

Originally published in Baltimore magazine: The digital clock in the studio reads 11:45 and it’s Friday night, which means it’s time for Fran Lane to entertain her longest-tenured caller, a happily married, 59-year-old Annapolis college professor who goes by The Captain. Each week for the past 22 years, give or take a rare miss, The…

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Casey Carroll’s Homecoming Season

Casey Carroll’s Homecoming Season

Originally published in Lacrosse Magazine: Casey Carroll would rather it not be about him. Plenty of Army Rangers and other military personnel continue to put their lives at stake in Iraq or Afghanistan or somewhere else where there’s a threat to the U.S. And there are 43 other members of the Duke men’s lacrosse team,…

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Top Ravens Staffer Had To Convince Tom Brady He Actually Won Super Bowl

Top Ravens Staffer Had To Convince Tom Brady He Actually Won Super Bowl

Originally published on Baltimoremagazine.net: No, the Ravens weren’t in the Super Bowl. But, yes, that was the guy who works for them shadowing Tom Brady at midfield on Sunday night, amid the confetti, photographers, and reporters in the moments after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons. His name is Chad…

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Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Originally published at Baltimoremagazine.net: In some ways, saying Joe Flacco doesn’t have passion is not breaking news. Even Flacco admits he’s certainly not the life-of-the-party type. In fact, he said exactly that in a podcast on BaltimoreRavens.com this week. But to hear the biggest icon in Ravens history say it, in the context of a…

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