Memorial: A French homage to the Private John Kreiner who did not come home to Baltimore

As a columnist, I have interviewed many American combat veterans. That includes veterans of World War II, several of them when my editors in Baltimore sent me to Normandy to cover the 40th anniversary observances of the D-Day invasion and the beginning of the liberation of France. But, of all the stories I wrote -- … Continue reading Memorial: A French homage to the Private John Kreiner who did not come home to Baltimore

The tragedy of Billy Dolan and the futility of the war on drugs

There are thousands of tragedies from the opioid epidemic, but the tragedy of the Dolan brothers, described in two of my Baltimore Sun columns, stands out in one particularly depressing way: The older of the two, Billy, (in flight off a trampoline in the photo with this post) had been blamed -- and criminally charged … Continue reading The tragedy of Billy Dolan and the futility of the war on drugs