1.6.2017

First Year of Primary Care Practice

by Margaret Adams

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Margaret Adams.   During my first week at work in my first job as a nurse practitioner, I had a head cold. I sniffled through my new employee orientation, my eyes and nose running like a faucet, sneezing into the… Read more »

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10.18.2016

Our Wild Places

by Gabe Herron

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Gabe Herron.   Our best stories have milestones within them, marking out the locations of older meaning, and because of the limitations of language, we've carved out these beautiful symbols that transcend the toolset we've used to shape them. There… Read more »

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9.20.2016

Baltimore Review Winter Contest

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We are pleased to announce that the final judge for our winter contest will be Lia Purpura. To submit your work, click the big blue button at the following link: http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit  

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9.20.2016

Cairns

by Kate Washington

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Kate Washington.   From the meadow, we turn toward the rushing sound of Butte Creek, looking for carefully balanced rocks on the velvety forest floor. This cairn marks a rim trail we call the springs hike, not shown even on… Read more »

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9.9.2016

Celebrating 20 Years: A party—and send us a picture of you and your copy of the BR!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We hope to see many of our BR contributors and readers at the party! Donate in advance through the PayPal Donate button on our website or pay at the door. That $20 includes a copy of Baltimore Review 2016. Have any print copy of the BR from 1997 -… Read more »

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8.24.2016

The 200th Dog

by Jen Hirt

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Jen Hirt. A milestone among headstones—at the dog shelter where I volunteer, I have now walked my 200th dog around a pet cemetery. The pet cemetery is unnamed, just a part of the shelter grounds, but it is intended for… Read more »

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8.13.2016

A Buddhist Considers Milestones

by Dick Allen

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Dick Allen.               . . . . The word “mile” always evokes for me the last two lines of Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Stopping by Woods”:             And miles to go before I sleep.             And miles to go… Read more »

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8.11.2016

Sleeping Beauty

by Paul Crenshaw

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Paul Crenshaw. When my daughters watched Disney I always wondered how long Sleeping Beauty slept. How many days did those inside the castle worry, dry-washing their hands, before going on with their lives? Did they mark milestones, like how high… Read more »

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8.10.2016

Grace

by Gregory Wolos

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Gregory Wolos. Also see Tweetsie Railroad and An Evening with Willie Freeze.   Back in the 80s, Raymond Carver, whose work I long admired, read from his work to a rapt audience in the theater of the local university. Carver… Read more »

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8.8.2016

Cliff Dives and Fearful Hammerheads: On Turning Twenty

by Michelle Donahue

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Michelle Donahue. There’s something momentous about turning twenty, about that young thrill of abandoning teenage-dom and adventuring into adulthood. The last day I was a teenager, felt like a day where I could reimagine and revise myself into an adult.… Read more »

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