Archive for November, 2012

November 26, 2012

Baltimore Education Buffs, Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, November 27, will be a big night for Baltimore City education buffs.

Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners – Special Meeting
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 200 E. North Ave., 21202
The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will hold a special meeting at district headquarters to unveil the details of its 10-year plan to improve Baltimore City public school buildings.

Author Paul Tough
7:00 p.m. 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, 21210
Bolton Street Synagogue will host Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.

I’ll be at the latter. Where will you be?

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November 6, 2012

On the Outcome of Presidential Election 2012

In January 2008, my husband and I returned to Baltimore from a week of canvassing for Obama in a frozen New Hampshire. I felt in my bones that Obama would win. And I carried that feeling around for months like the secret of an insane person who believes she’s Christ reincarnate. It only took 11 months for Americans to realize the notion of an Obama presidency wasn’t crazy after all. Though when I hear the voice of President Obama, part of me still believes I’m living in a dream. Here’s to the new normal. And four more years.

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