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William Faulkner

Learn anything in 40 years? Maybe not

Earlier this month, I completed my 40th year of working for The Aegis. I'm not exactly sure what day I started back in July 1972, but it was a Monday in the third week of the month.

Coming to work when I did, I thought I really had missed most of the excitement. I had spent the better part of the previous two years living and working in Ocean City - with a few months in D.C. and a few others in Illinois to complete my post-graduate degree. From afar – and, folks, in those days Ocean City was truly at the end of the world from September to May – I had read or heard or watched about the H. Rap Brown trial, the fall 1971 floods, the Bel Air fire and, of course,...