- Paul W. Wirtz, former deputy director of facilities engineering at Aberdeen Proving Ground and longtime comptroller and trustee of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Nov. 4 of multiple organ failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 91.
- I don't like Charlie Sheen, and I thought the online mania over him last year after he was fired by CBS was a sign from God that American culture was in a bad place and needed divine intervention to be saved. Yet, I like Sheen's new FX sitcom "Anger Management" a lot more than I thought I would.
- Earlier this year, I received a phone call from Kate Mullikin, a California art teacher who also teaches middle school students Shakespeare, about her father Bill Mullikin, a former Baltimore actor who died a year ago.