Is medical cannabis for you?

By: Carol Sorgen and Robert Friedman

Baltimore Beacon Two years ago, Scott Deiter ruptured several discs in his neck. Four neck surgeries later, “between the residual pain from the surgeries and daily migraines, I really couldn’t function because of the pain,” he said. He felt opioid pain medication impaired him too much to work, so Deiter turned to medical marijuana “in desperation.” But he found relief... READ MORE

Activist is consummate communicator

By: Martha Steger

In nominating Bonnie Atwood for the 2016 Communicator of Achievement Award given by Virginia Professional Communicators, Gail Kent, a Newport News businesswoman, wrote: “Bonnie Atwood has accomplished so much, you’d swear she had skates strapped to her feet. Oh, wait — she did have skates on her feet!” She was referring to one of Atwood’s early accomplishments, a stint with the ... READ MORE

Is medical marijuana for you?

By: Barbara Ruben and Robert Friedman

Washington Beacon Two years ago, Scott Deiter ruptured several discs in his neck. Four neck surgeries later, “between the residual pain from the surgeries and daily migraines, I really couldn’t function because of the pain,” he said. Deiter felt opioid pain medication impaired him too much to work, so he turned to cannabis “in desperation.” “It worked the first time ... READ MORE

Heated book on climate change

By: Robert Friedman

“I really believe it is the greatest challenge of this century — that our children and grandchildren will suffer significantly in their lives if we do not act.” That’s the message that geologist, environmental scientist and author Ned Tillman, 68, would like to convey as he writes, speaks and takes whatever steps he can to help slow down what he believes could become a calamitous ... READ MORE

Recalling Unitas vs. Shula

By: Carol Sorgen

Jack Gilden first heard the little-publicized story of the acrimonious relationship between Baltimore Colts legend Johnny Unitas and former Colts player-turned-winning-coach Don Shula when he was a 15-year-old student attending a journalism conference at the former Colts training complex in Owings Mills. “Even at that time I thought, ‘That would be a great book,’” said the... READ MORE

He teaches life lessons so kids can thrive

By: Glenda C. Booth

During his working career, Bob Argabright, 76, was a “turnaround specialist” with the Chesapeake Packaging Corporation. When an operating unit had problems, the packaging company sent him to trouble spots to find solutions. Today, Argabright is a turnaround specialist of a different kind. Almost every day since his 2004 retirement, he has gone from his condominium in The Bluffs to... READ MORE