Baltimore Boomer

Cycle of life, interrupted, for bad and then good

It’s been three weeks since a man with a grudge and a rifle shot down the doorway to the Annapolis Capital and murdered five of its employees, among them two colleagues. Every one of those 21 days has been required to process the mysteries of life and what can only be described as survivor’s guilt.
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Look, up in the sky, it’s an eclipse

Whatever happens, darkness at the break of 2:48 p.m. Aug. 21 is going to be another grand moment with creation.
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Bill Newman, bishop and jock, not necessarily in that order

Growing up with a love for baseball, the future Bishop William C. Newman didn't stop playing the game even after he entered the seminary.
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Some of my best friends are journalists

At some point my parents left it to my older siblings to correct my behavior at St. Rose of Lima in Brooklyn. Two memories stand out, once for slouching as an altar server, the other in a pew, for not washing from my neck and arms the newsprint that had
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