One Baltimore #14, The Arrest

8/13/19 So, Opal, how was getting arrested? Pretty cool overall, or dehumanizing and in flagrant violation of BPD’s policy which the The Baltimore Transgender Alliance and other advocates worked tirelessly to put into place (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EZ9L5zm90a3vU2CI7dL7w66rKtChOu77/view?usp=drivesdk)? This week, the fourth and final part of my interview series with Opal Phoenix on her experiences at the JHU … Continue reading One Baltimore #14, The Arrest

One Baltimore #13, The Barricade

8/9/19        Come with me once more, friends, to the JHU Sit-in. It’s 4am on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. The sounds are those of spirited singing, hushed talk, passionate chanting, and breaking glass. A refresher: Johns Hopkins University succeeded this year in its bid to pass legislation empowering it to form its own … Continue reading One Baltimore #13, The Barricade

One Baltimore #2, Waves

5/11/19 I had a wonderful conversation last week with my friend Jason Weixelbaum. He’s got a doctorate in history, with a focus on when and how big changes happen. We talked about how economies experience regular waves over time, up and down. The history-watchers track those waves, calculate the average time between the crests, and … Continue reading One Baltimore #2, Waves