Tag Archives: Caroline Center

Dreaming of “Ozymandias”

The older I get, the more I’m convinced that there’s nothing a little reading couldn’t cure. I’m not talking about the omnipresent self-help books – the likes of which constitute a $10+ billion industry in the United States alone. Not … Continue reading

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“Well, Isn’t That Spe-cial?”

  Contracture. Cardiovascular. Calcemia. Each of these words and many more are part of the day-to-day vocabulary of Caroline Center certified nursing assistant and certified pharmacy technician trainees. But, “covfefe?” Well, that’s something else altogether. Each time I think I’ll … Continue reading

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A Tough and Present Truth

You can’t get around it. You can’t talk around it. You can’t write around it. And, you certainly can’t walk around it. In fact, on any given day, on any given street in Baltimore, you may run right smack into … Continue reading

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Everything Is Connected

It’s summer. And the women in Caroline Center’s sixty-first class of career trainees are working hard, and with new-found confidence and hope, in preparation for their professional and clinical internships and the next important steps in their life’s journeys. They are so … Continue reading

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The Poverty of Place

 Following the death of Freddie Gray, the need for more and more meaningful work as an antidote to injustice in Baltimore has become a rallying cry. Caroline Center reflects on one aspect of the issue in The Breakroom. A new study … Continue reading

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Justice – Is It More Elusive Than Ever?

A couple of years ago, I was at a local mall purchasing what is now a very outmoded version of the latest iPhone. There was some clamor in the hallway outside of the store, and I turned to see a … Continue reading

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Quy’an: Plan Q

Many of the women who attend Caroline Center enter this world with the deck squarely stacked against them. Many, but not all. Take, for example, Caroline Center graduate, Quy’an (pronounced Kwan-yun) or “Q” as she is called by just about … Continue reading

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