Rich Polt





Finding Pearl Harbor

Finding Pearl Harbor

I’ve always referred to 9/11 as “my generation’s Pearl Harbor.” America under attack. Roughly 2,500 casualties in just a few hours. Shock, horror, disbelief and sorrow. A nation thrust into war. The analogy is tight. Or so I thought. I found myself again typing these...

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Promote Connectedness at the Thanksgiving Table

Promote Connectedness at the Thanksgiving Table

What am I thankful for this year? In many households across America, this question will elicit a cornucopia (see what I did there) of snarky, half-serious, politically-minded quips. Which may, in turn, lead to some not-so-joking, sanctimonious barbs aimed at your...

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Always Remember and Acknowledge

Always Remember and Acknowledge

As someone who is deeply interested in family histories and legacy preservation, I’ve recently made it a priority to seek out and interview Baltimoreans with direct involvement in World War II. The timing just felt right. Nov.  9-10th was the 78th anniversary of...

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Growing Up In Pikesville

Growing Up In Pikesville

Are you familiar with Jeff Foxworthy’s whole “redneck” shtick? My friends and I do something similar, reminiscing about our lives growing up in the privileged shtetl that is (or was) Pikesville. If you can relate to any of this, well, then I’m sorry for you. You might...

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