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Susan Reimer


A native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Ohio University, Susan was hired by The Sun in 1979 as one of the first full-time female sportswriters in the country. In 1993, The Sun asked Susan to write a column about her life as a wife and the working mother of school-aged children. More recently, she has moved to the editorial pages where her columns often cover national affairs. A collection of her columns is titled “Motherhood Is a Contact Sport.” She is married to Gary Mihoces, a sportswriter for USA Today, and is the mother of two adult children. She lives in Annapolis.

Recent Articles

  • Susan Reimer signs off

    Susan Reimer signs off

    Editor's note: After 36 years at The Sun, Susan Reimer is leaving to join her husband in retirement. We wish her well.   I stumbled into journalism. I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't have the nerve so I took to writing about theater for the college newspaper instead. Without my realizing...

  • Baltimore wants to know: How do you say L'Hermione?

    Baltimore wants to know: How do you say L'Hermione?

    "How do you say her name?" Of all the questions there are to ask about the visiting tall ship L' Hermione, that is the one the crew says it hears most often. The imposing frigate, a replica of the 18th-century ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780 with news that the French...

  • When heirlooms were simply tomatoes

    When heirlooms were simply tomatoes

    A friend once made the point that a tomato can't be an heirloom unless it was passed down to you from your great-grandmother. But that is exactly it. The strange looking tomatoes that we find at farmers' markets and on our plates at fancy restaurants — almost black or green with stripes or bright...

  • The chemistry of a woman's desire

    The chemistry of a woman's desire

    There's an illustration I keep at my desk that says just about all that needs to be said about the difference between men and women when it comes to sex. For men, there is a picture of a simple on-off switch that appears to be permanently in the "on" position. The illustration of a woman's sexual...

  • Deterring Baltimore alley dumping with bright colors, artwork

    Deterring Baltimore alley dumping with bright colors, artwork

    Christina Clark was born in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood and she has lived most of her 42 years there. She's the third generation of women in her family to scrub stoops and sweep the sidewalks in front of their houses every morning. She keeps all her cleaning supplies right by the front...

  • Man, 49, shot dead in North Baltimore

    Man, 49, shot dead in North Baltimore

    A 49-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in North Baltimore, police said. Baltimore police say the man was found shot in the back at about 2:19 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Glenwood Avenue in the Woodbourne-McCabe section of North Baltimore. The man later died of his wounds at an area...

  • Dahlias are favorites of brides, gardeners

    Dahlias are favorites of brides, gardeners

    Dahlias are big. In size and in popularity. The flower you might associate with your grandmother's garden can push out blooms as big around as a dinner plate. Both potted plants and tubers are flying off the shelves in catalog houses and garden centers. And brides love them for their variety in...

  • Married to the handyman

    Married to the handyman

    Faithful readers know that my husband is in the first month of retirement and I have learned, to my astonishment, that I have been married all these years to a handyman. Only Kris Jenner is more surprised than I am. My husband the sportswriter spent nearly half a century traveling the world and...