Trust me, kids, no one in Baltimore is at peace about the state of things here. In fact, some of us are thoroughly depressed about it. This has been a terrible year, and 2016 and 2015 were memorably bad, too. The city has been through a rough time since the spring of 2015, after the arsons and looting in West Baltimore. A bunch of school trips from the counties to the city were canceled at that time. A month after the troubles, an under-12 soccer team from Carroll County refused to play a game against Charles Village kids in Druid Hill Park. And I thought that was a shame, too.