When we announced that we wanted to hear from readers about what they would do to make Baltimore better, I wasn't sure what we'd get. After all, we weren't offering to pay any money. Maybe no one would take the trouble to write in. Or maybe we would get a number of well-meaning, worthy suggestions that wouldn't make a very interesting cover story.
What we got was a nice balance of serious, inventive ideas and some off-the-wall ones. Naturally we also got our share from malcontents and misanthropes, but all in all, a good response.
I suppose I have to mention the two hawk-eyed readers who wrote to say that there is a cathedral on Cathedral Street, the Basilica of the Assumption -- contrary to what we said in our announcement of the contest. But as Patrick McGuire pointed out, we didn't say there isn't one, we just asked if you ever worried about there being no cathedral on Cathedral Street.