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At 61, Deb is in the Best Shape of Her Life – Fit For You

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Deb Tillett, President and Executive Director of ETC, began working out with Fit For You in July 2006.

House of the Day: 1847 Stone House, Ready For Rehab, In Trendy Woodberry

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$400,000
3538 Clipper Road, Woodberry
3 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
3538 Clipper Road
3538 Clipper Road
3538 Clipper Road
3538 Clipper Road
3538 Clipper Road
3538 Clipper Road
Price is for both 3538 & 3540- The wall has been taken down between the two and is a shell! Ready for the rehab. Parking in rear, old stone exterior, close to light rail. Woodberry Historic District!
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Mother-Son Authors Discuss Book About Addiction at The Ivy Bookshop

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IVY10-e1350927055992Join the Ivy Bookshop in welcoming bestselling mystery novelist Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, as they discuss their memoir of their struggles with alcoholism and recovery, Double Double, on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

People who suffer from alcoholism as well as their families and friends know that while it is possible to get sober, there is no one “right” way to do it. In Double Double, the award-winning mystery writer and her son offer two points of view on their struggles with alcoholism. In alternating chapters, they share their stories – of drinking, recovery, relapse, friendship, travel, work, success and failure.

For Martha, it was about drinking martinis at home, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. For Ken, it was partying in bars and clubs. Each hit bottom. Martha spent time doing outpatient rehabilitation, once in 1990 and again two years later. Ken began 12-step recovery. The candid memoir describes how different both the disease and the recovery can look in two different people – even two people who are mother and son.

A Bird’s Story

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Last year, I was eating a sugar cookie dotted with M&Ms (my particular weakness — and now you know what to get me for my birthday on Sunday, hint hint) in the Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins when a resounding THWACK made everyone on M-level look up. “Was it a bomb?” a nervous undergraduate murmured. Fortunately for us, it wasn’t. Unfortunately for the red-tail hawks who are unofficial avian ambassadors to the campus, it was one of them. She had flown full-speed into the library window, busting an orange-sized hole in the quarter-inch thick glass — and, amazingly, seemed to be injured but alive, twitching on the ground below.

What I didn’t know until this week was what happened next:  that the hawk was driven to the Phoenix Wildlife Center by a Hopkins employee, where she was X-rayed and found to have no broken bones. Her extensive rehab even included acupuncture. For a little while,
the Center’s staff were hopeful that she’d be able to return to the Homewood campus and be reunited with her mate (red-tailed hawks are monogamous). Alas, the damage proved to be too great, and the bird was euthanized this month. And these days, the Eisenhower Library sports reflective decals to deter other birds.

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