My year in writing for 2018 was different than in years past. Writing for APG News all year gave me opportunities to learn things about the Army that I never would have realized.
Did you know, for example, that the Army tracks sturgeon migration? This story explains why.
They also test for mosquito resistance, to help the Warfighter out in the field. This story goes into how and why.
Greening Week gives APG civilians a taste of life as a soldier. Here’s a story from that, and a video below the link. The video was a fun exercise in editing.
APG has 144 miles of shoreline to take care of. Left unprotected, shoreline erosion threatens roads and infrastructure on the proving ground, and eventually APG’s vital missions that support U.S. service members. This story goes into those efforts.
This is a feature I wrote about soldiers singing the National Anthem.
It’s no secret that the “Star Spangled Banner” has significance for Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground. But those who…apgnews.com
Last, APG firefighters got some training out in the community when a controlled burn was held. Here’s a dispatch from there, with plenty of photos.
This year, I also kept a folder of stories that I enjoyed reading for one reason or another. Here’s that list, without much context, in the order they were bookmarked.
Austin Rogers is working behind the bar at Gaf West, a cozy little Irish pub in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a pleasant…bedfordandbowery.com
February 4 The manila envelope arrived on Mary Olsen’s doorstep the day after Christmas, and in its top left corner…www.washingtonpost.com
A New Orleans football legend reached the pinnacle of the sport. Then everything came crashing down.www.nola.com
MOBILE, Ala. – The famous duck boat sits motionless in the quiet of a shed at the center of the property. Where cheers…bleacherreport.com
When David Ross and Phyllis Cheek met in 1949 it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. The University of Maryland…www.baltimoresun.com
Cintron Sr.’s own father wasn’t around when he was a kid in Puerto Rico. He came to Philadelphia at 15 in search of…media.philly.com
Is it a bird or a plane? Neither. It’s a drone. And if a person wants to learn more, Anne Arundel Community College is…www.capitalgazette.com
Day 1: Feb. 4, 2018 “There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony…www.espn.com
Winter may still have a few tricks up its sleeve, but we’ll be one step closer to spring when daylight saving time…www.washingtonpost.com
How great would it be if every roster in the MLB were reconstructed such that it consisted only of players who shared…www.offthebenchbaseball.com
Maryland’s seafood industry is in crisis: Nearly half of the Eastern Shore’s crab houses have no workers to pick the…www.washingtonpost.com
Mike Shelley strode onto the court at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, his heart thumping, his eyes gazing up…theathletic.com
Aaron Judge reaches for his bat, coils into his stance, and locks his eyes on a styrofoam cup sitting on a table…theathletic.com
When John J. Lennon writes about the criminal justice system, he must first tell his own story. Lennon is Inmate No…www.cjr.org
Perspectives from those who work and live in the criminal justice system. The typical bank robbery nowadays is pulled…www.themarshallproject.org
In the middle of it all, the entire, emotional ordeal that would come to define his career, in the midst of the literal…www.washingtonpost.com
Methodology For each year, the count of days at or above 90 32 degrees reflects a 21-year rolling average. Temperature…www.nytimes.com
Dear Baltimore, It’s time. Goodbye for now and thank you for letting me be me. To change a city, you have to change the…tjsmithmedia.com
Alex Trebek, dressed in a chambray shirt and blue jeans, walks into the plushly carpeted, book-lined study of his…www.vulture.com
Carly Miller stands in the wetlands at Hashawha Environmental Center, a group of sixth-graders lined up in front of…www.carrollcountytimes.com
The longtime Wawa worker tells us about bloody in-store fights, idiotic customers, and the one sandwich you should…www.phillymag.com
Shirley Wang’s father, Lin, was on a business trip when he ran into NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. It was the…www.wbur.org