In 1839, English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton remarked that “The pen is mightier than the sword.” For more than 175 years, his words have pointed to the efficacy of good communication and the power of a free press to resolve conflicts and to create deeper understanding among people. Pen and paper, as humble as they may appear, have force; and, their strike truly is “mightier than the sword” in the ability to transform rather than destroy.
Welcome to The Breakroom. Have a cup of coffee with us and discover what it takes for women to create better lives through meaningful work. In The Breakroom, you will find everything about women and work except the gossip. Come to The Breakroom to hear personal stories, to get the facts, to understand the challenges and struggles, to be inspired and enlightened – and, hopefully, to connect with the people and a small, but powerful place in Baltimore that will change your life for good.
A new blog post will be ready for you each month, and I invite your comments. From time to time, I’ll include a photograph of the world-in-miniature that exists in the two-and-a-half miles along Greenmount Avenue between my house and Caroline Center on Somerset Street. Greenmount Avenue is a panoply of daily life in Baltimore. Everything that can happen happens here.