Getting to know you: November 2015
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Getting to know you: November 2015

Although I was a reporter for nearly a decade in the region, mostly I covered Berlin and Snow Hill. I stayed outside of Ocean City because it wasn’t…

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The final quarter: October 2015
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The final quarter: October 2015

Speaking of roller coasters. Ming! October could have been the best month of the year. I got this great new job, the Mets were World Series bound and…

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Back to school: September 2015
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Back to school: September 2015

I write this every six months or so: I love making people see how they are important. It is the best part of any non-fiction writing job. When…

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Enter the dog days: August 2015
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Enter the dog days: August 2015

One of my favorite events to cover for the newspaper was the Wicomico County Fair. I never had been to a county fair before, and it was almost…

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Hot fun in the summertime: July 2015
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Hot fun in the summertime: July 2015

Unlike during the winter when you have to work kind of hard to find something to write about, there is no end to the summer cultural and social and…

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Going clear: June 2015
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Going clear: June 2015

This isn’t about Scientology, but I love the image primarily because I tend to switch from whisky to gin after Memorial Day. I accidentally appropriated going clear and…

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Turning the corner: May flowers
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Turning the corner: May flowers

Did you ever drive home and not remember getting there? Sometimes you get in the car, switch on autopilot and next thing you know you’re home. It’s because…

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Shaking off winter’s chill in April
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Shaking off winter’s chill in April

For the first time in my life, I bundled up for a baseball game. That’s how cold the evenings still were by the middle of April. But all…

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Eat, drink and be merry, for March is merciless
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Eat, drink and be merry, for March is merciless

This is part of the annual Year in Review series of essays. It begins with an introduction found here. March was brutal. Those of us in the part of…

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Back to business: 2015 begins
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Back to business: 2015 begins

This is part of the annual Year in Review series of essays. It begins with an introduction found here. Let’s get food right out of the way: I’m not…

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