Early this morning I checked the Maryland MTA website for Metro delays

I'd rather not see ebola before breakfast
I'd rather not see ebola before breakfast

And, I saw this.

Maryland MTA landing page, 2.18.15

Seeing their web-promo for ebola facts at 5 a.m.—when I was simply looking for changes to subway arrival times due to weather—was not an ideal start to my commute. The unexpected ebola post caused me to have a bit of a creepy feeling.

As I usually do, I read a few chapters of a book on my 30-minute ride to Owings Mills.  This morning I was reading Armistead Maupin’s Sure of You. I felt better, perhaps a little reminiscent,  as the train approached the OM station—so much so that I thought, “I’m actually going to miss riding on this old girl.”

I got off the train, walked to the middle of the platform, walked down the stairs, went through the turnstiles, walked out of the station, headed toward our corporate shuttle’s parking space…

WBAL TV screen capture of the scene

Yellow crime scene tape everywhere. Police cars—city, county, and transit—flashing red and blue lights, a coroner’s van,  uniformed officers by the dozen, a body, feet sticking out from under the covering blanket, a gaggle of commuters saying: “Oh, no.” “Oh, Jesus.” “Did someone get hurt?” “What happened?” “Was he shot?” “When did it happen?”

We close on our new place, in a different zip code, on April 2nd. And we will be car shopping in the meantime.

Here’s a link to the story from WBAL TV.

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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