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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.

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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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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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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Restaurant Review: 8 Ball Meatball

Restaurant Review: 8 Ball Meatball

Originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Baltimore magazine National Meatball Day—yes, there is one of those, too—seemed like the perfect time to visit the Fells Point restaurant that celebrates the round mounds all year long. And, apparently, we weren’t the only ones who thought so. On a spring evening, a pair of out-of-towners…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s the Aberdeen Blimp

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s the Aberdeen Blimp

Originally published on Baltimoremagazine.net: Captain Jim was curious like the rest of us. “I’m wondering what is up in the air!” Harford County councilman Jim McMahan, an Army veteran and former local radio host, said a month into a military project that sent a 250-foot blimp-like figure into the sky above Aberdeen Proving Ground. Weather…

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