The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore’s largest healthcare provider to the city’s most vulnerable populations, met for lunch earlier this week. It was the first in-person meeting of the group since their dismissal in early August.
I haven’t always enjoyed being afraid. As a child I was sheltered from most scary things, things like vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. I was aware of these things because I’d seen them in episodes of Scooby Doo, but I was always assured by my parents and other adults that such creatures lived only in the imagination. They weren’t real and couldn’t hurt me; there was nothing to be afraid of. I mostly believed what I was told, but there was always a small part of me that remained unconvinced. Logic and certainty thrive in daylight but are quick to vanish in the dark hours after bedtime, when shadows reign and the mind wonders, Was the closet door partially open when I turned out the light?
Washington, D.C. Donald Trump used money from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits against his for-profit businesses, according to a Washington Post investigative story by reporter David A Fahrenthold, The reporter documents four newly discovered cases in which Trump used some $264,000 of Trump Foundation money to pay off legal settlements and other businesses expenses.
After staying a few days in Reykjavik, Iceland, I departed on Wow Airlines and arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland is a unique country, both geographically and historically. It is located on a large island that is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially known as Ireland) – an independent country – and Northern Island, which is part of the United Kingdom. (The U.K. comprises of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island.) Ireland’s history is epic and the castles and churches peppered through the countryside only add to its awesomeness. With all of its history and structures, its LGBT history and culture places it in a class of its own.
This morning when we woke up, there was a decided chill in that air. It was the first sign of autumn’s approach and the looming cold winter months. For Violet, this means getting ready to break out her clothes. She spends the spring and summer months au natural. She’s very much a warm-weather girl. She loves the heat of the sun and spending as much times outside as possible even in July and August. As soon as the season starts to change however, so does her relationship to the weather. In short, she hates the cold. So what’s a girl to do? The answer is simple: stock up on fashionable warm clothes.
It’s fair to say that our society has an age problem. Rather we seem to have a problem with women over the age of 50. There is still a stereotypical view of women that says they should dress appropriately (i.e. dowdy) as they get older and behave in a more genteel manner. Women “of a certain age” are regarded as “elderly” and “frail” regardless of how they truly carry themselves (look at how Hillary Clinton is treated regarding her age and health as compared to Donald Trump, who is five years older).
As you may have already heard, on September 22nd the Baltimore City Liquor Board approved the transfer of the liquor license from the Club Hippo to the Baltimore Eagle. Work on the Baltimore Eagle is being completed and the new Baltimore Eagle will be taking flight soon.
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