My alma mater, the Baltimore Sun—though something of a fraile grey lady in this internet age—is nonetheless celebrating her 175th birthday this year. Sun alumni and other Baltimoreans were invited to contribute essays to a special edition to be published this weekend.
My offering is an homage of sorts to one of the metro desk veterans who raised me from a pup.
Thanks, Dave. And no, I will never forget the First Rule of Rewrite: “Shoot It Down.” Or as you once sagely argued: “There are always salmonella outbreaks. I don’t see why we have to write about this one.”