A Parent’s Thoughts on the Eve of High School Graduation & The Ellicott City Flood

      Graduation Tomorrow All the standard thoughts apply today. “Time Flies.” “How did this happen?” “How is this even possible that time has marched by so swiftly?” Let me start with advice to young parents: treasure every moment with your children, because I was once like you thinking high school graduation was light […]

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Fictography #16 – Little French Market

    /FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!). Truthfully, this week I’m on a little bit of a hiatus. On campus, we are down to the last two weeks, and I’ve been inundated with work and grading and attending events, not to mention that it’s Easter […]

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Ellicott City Train Accident Is A Tragedy

Those of us who live in Ellicott City are saddened by the loss of two young, local girls, both 19 and in college, who lost their lives at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday morning when a train derailed in the heart of our picturesque town. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what a tragedy this […]

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Ellicott City: Steeped in Ghost Lore

There is a lot of ghost lore in Ellicott City, Maryland. There are stories that surround the historic city, its houses, its landmarks, and its pubs—it’s one of the most “haunted” cities in America. I wrote a non-fiction piece about it recently, so I thought I would post it. *** *** The Only Ghost I […]

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