Did you hear the story of Stanley? The 17-year-old Baltimore cat needed a $19,000 kidney transplant in late 2017. What would you do in that situation? In our family, we’d do a really quick calculation: Super Old Cat + Really Expensive Operation = Mandatory Cat ‘Separation’ from Family Super Old How old is 17 in […]
Archives for January 2019
How Should We Respond to Needy People on the Street?
About a year ago, a friend was sitting at a light in Baltimore where some ‘squeegee kids’ were washing car windows and collecting tips. It’s not as common as intersection cardboard sign panhandling, but it’s pretty prevalent. And, naturally, there is some angst about it. After her windshield was cleaned, she wanted to encourage the […]
Maryland Woman Buys Prayers With Stolen Money
The Baltimore Sun recently ran a piece that detailed how a Chevy Chase woman paid $720,000 between 2015 and 2017 for Hindu priests in India to pray to shield her from federal investigation of her $20M Ponzi scheme. A scheme that drained the elderly of their life savings, including $816,805 from one family. In a […]
Before I Look Forward, I’m Appreciating the Rear View
As 2019 starts, many people detail resolutions and goals. Not me – I’m taking a moment for gratitude. Yes, I have an amazing wife and smart, clever kids, but here I want to recount a few smaller things that recently stood out as blessings in my life. Faithful Readers I have the best blog followers. […]