After a convulsive week of emotion – from grief to anger and to fear – Baltimore needs time and a place for some quiet reflection, agreed Randolph Carter, who teaches meditation in the city.
I must admit, I am uncomfortable with the praise being heaped on Baltimore's "Mom of the Year," Toya Graham, for repeatedly slugging her 16-year-old son after she caught him with a rock in his hand at Monday's confrontation between police and high school kids near Mondawmin Mall.
The scenes unfolding in Baltimore this week have a very familiar feel to them. Like a play you have seen before, like the rerun of a television show. You know what is going to happen next. And everybody is playing their part.
When my husband the sportswriter walked onto the Penn State campus as a freshman nearly 50 years ago, the first thing he did was go watch the football team practice. If someone had told him he would make his living watching athletes play sports, he wouldn't have believed his luck.
It is a rare privilege, I think, to be privy to the thinking of people, great or small, while they are wrestling with their conscience.
Two-thirds of young Republicans believe that every woman should have access to affordable birth control, 65 percent believe that insurance companies should cover contraception without co-pays and 51 percent believe that the federal government should continue to fund contraceptive services for low-income...
"In sickness and in health."
Liza Hathaway Matthews' return to her art was simple expedition. Her daughter wanted a painting for her bedroom, found a picture she liked and said, "Mom, can you do this?"