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Baltimore Catholic worker stories inspire

“The Long Loneliness in Baltimore: Stories Along the Way,” by author Brendan Walsh and illustrator Willa Bickham, recounts the couple’s 50 years, living in Southwest Baltimore, nourishing and sustaining Viva House, a soup kitchen and homeless shelter inspired by Dorothy […]

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“The Long Loneliness in Baltimore: Stories Along the Way,” by author Brendan Walsh and illustrator Willa Bickham, recounts the couple’s 50 years, living in Southwest Baltimore, nourishing and sustaining Viva House, a soup kitchen and homeless shelter inspired by Dorothy […]

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Doctors and nurses tend to injured doughboys at U.S. Army General Hospital No. 2 at Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

Johns Hopkins physician remembered in ‘World War I New York’

World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War In 1917 one million soldiers, sailors, and Marines departed for France to fight in

Statues

He sits like one of the park’s statues, knit cap pulled down to his eyes, blanket tugged up to his mouth, five rotten teeth his most memorable feature. I put a dollar in

Skeleton God

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is proud to publish an excerpt from Elliot Pattison's latest book "Skelton God."  In Pattison's latest book Skeleton God, Shan Tao Yun, the reluctant constable of

Sanibel

The evening before, sands were a flea market. Bronze pen shells, necklaces of barnacles, Purple urchins, mottled purse crabs, spotted like the barrels of paint horses, ivory bivalves picked clean as steamers after the feast. Shoppers

Santa Claus Surprise

Here is a Texas story that came my way, the events twisted and bent from the telling. It was an unusual day for the normally dry and dusty town in

The Christmas Lectern

Along with all of the other festivities of the Christmas season, my task is to polish our brass lectern that came from an abandoned church in Scotland There is, of

Shakedown

Same guy, ponytail now gray, still strong, enduring as the word, scrappy. Larry the legend, busted ass, eight hours in the mill, then, on sweltering afternoons, hammered shingles onto steep roofs, hit the bar at nightfall, sucked down a few beers, did

My jump into the freezing water in Bosnia

Some places enable you to mix history and reckless recreation. Mostar, Bosnia, is one of them. I was in Bosnia in October for a couple reasons. One was the excess

Baltimore: The Never Ending Storm

Thunder in Baltimore, The storm floats in Like the cruise ships at the inner harbor. Rain follows thunder Even as lightning precedes it. But the downpour will not end the reign of heat. Hot nights

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