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  • Dreaming of meaningful work

    Dreaming of meaningful work
    A high school senior, Carlos is already a promising carpenter. He is volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site, assembling the frames for the bedroom walls, the boards for one frame laid out neatly in front of him. He measures the distance between them. Measures again. Then he drives one nail, then another, stopping occasionally to check with his eye or a framing square the trueness of the frame. I ask Carlos about this precision. He says that when the frame is finished, "I know it's going to be straight and well done." He pauses and adds, "That's the way I am."
  • A sculpture made of borrowed ladders will rise in Allentown Arts Park

    A sculpture made of borrowed ladders will rise in Allentown Arts Park
    Charles Brouwer is a community cheerleader in a white pickup truck. The Virginia-based artist is driving around the city collecting ladders that he will turn into a monumental sculpture in the Allentown Arts Park starting Sept. 8. The intent, he says,...

    Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS
    "It is almost a gift to have someone tell you when they think you are going to die. Imagine all the petty, insignificant, unworthy things you spend time thinking about and doing in your life. When someone tells you that you don't have much time, you are...

    Terps senior Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of the action

    Terps senior Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of the action
    COLLEGE PARK — Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of controlled chaos, whether it meant growing up as the second youngest of eight siblings near Scranton, Pa., or as the starting center the past two seasons on Maryland's endlessly...