When I learned that the epicenter of the recent local earthquake was at the site of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church I confess some irreverent thoughts entered my mind. It’s probably a good idea that I decided to keep them to myself because these words from a television news personality brough the truth a lot closer to home than I had expected:
And Howard county is the hot spot [of recent earthquakes] because there is likely an ancient fault line of weakness in the earth near Columbia, MD.
Ah, Columbia. The New American City. Cursed by an ancient fault line of weakness. Seems ironic, somehow.
I happened upon a bit of drama online yesterday pertaining to the current state of the Lakefront, specifically, the vacant buildings where Clyde’s and the Soundry had been. While a few hot words were spoken, by and large it was a relatively civil exchange of views. As you might imagine, the thread revealed some extreme points of view, such as:
- Howard Hughes is the Devil incarnate.
- Howard Hughes is the best thing that ever happened to us.
- It’s all the Columbia Association’s fault