<p>Why are we still trying to make soccer work in America?</p>
Seems like we’ve tried everything: playing exhibition games in America, watching Brandi Chastain celebrate a goal in her sports bra, and even bringing freakin’ David Beckham over to play in Los...
<p>Dr. Al Luckenbach, Anne Arundel County Archaeologist</p>
“It’s not unusual for young kids to be interested in dinosaurs and Indians. I just never outgrew it. When I was in seventh grade, my father started taking me out into the fields to look for...
Edmund Skrodzki, ex-Secret Service and current executive director of campus safety and security at The Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus
I worked for 22 years with the United States Secret Service. I was going to graduate school at the time here at University of Baltimore and one of the students there was a Secret Service agent. The...
Jim Parsley, Elvis Tribute Artist
"I'd say around 10 or 11 years old, a friend of mine introduced me to Elvis. He was a big Elvis fan. I'd go over to his house and just started listening to his records and thought, 'This guy is...
Craig Beyler, arson investigator, Hughes Associates, Inc.
My first exposure to fire was joining a volunteer fire department when I was 16. My father signed me up. He said, 'I made you a member. Do anything about it if you want to.' I did volunteer...
Daniel Broh-Kahn, 10-time Baltimore Running Festival marathoner.
“The truth is, I really don’t like running. I just like the way I feel when I’m done.
I am 48 years old. I have been running, basically, since I met my wife a little more than 25 years ago. She was a...
Catharine Robertson, executive director, Baltimore Improv Group [BIG]
“What I like most about being on stage is the feeling of playing with the other people. It’s like playing a game of tennis. You hit a ball to them and you know a ball is coming, but you don’t know...
Kathryn Zent, female bodybuilder and Lutherville mom.
"When I was a freshman in college, I ended up taking weight training as a physical education course only because that was what was left when I went around to do my courses. I was a freshman, so I was...
Sgt. Chuck Fawley, Maryland Natural Resources Police
"I can remember, as early as 5 years old, going to my grandfather's farm in Virginia and watching him hunt. And even though I couldn't participate quite yet, I can distinctly remember being...
Bill Stevenson, tattoo artist and co-owner, Baltimore Tattoo Museum
"One of the things that consistently surprises me about our clientele is the number of people who come here for another reason—maybe to go to a baseball game or if they're in town for a convention—...