We are nearing 300 murders in Baltimore this year, with two months to go. In the past 3 days, there have been 29 murders, 25 by shooting. This weekend, the community is attempting a ceasefire for the second time this year. We didn’t make it through the last one, but here’s hoping we can this time. .
Meet Dottie, my mom’s (and now dad’s) Maltese dachshund mix. She’s a total loaf and is staying with Miles and I for a few days while my dad relocated to York, Pa. she must be at least 10 or 12 years old now and has lived with so many others who are no longer here: Mom, Adicus (my old Saint Bernard), Jack (dad’s old Yellow Lab), Buddy (brother’s old Chocolate Lab), my old cats Moloch and Reagan, and even outlasted dear ol’ Ma herself. She was named After my grandma, but I call her Dot, or Dot Dot, as in dot dot dot, and the Elusive Ellipses!