| Jan 1, 2008
Marylanders will have plenty of reasons to step outdoors during 2008 and find a dark spot where they can gaze into the night sky.
The new year brings the first total eclipse of the moon, visible here from start to finish during evening hours, since...
| Dec 21, 2009
| 4:22 PM
It may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when......
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
| Jul 29, 2014
Grand, centuries-old cathedrals distinguish Great Britain's cities and towns, providing spiritual nourishment to those who visit. These places of worship seem ancient almost beyond imagination. But long before Gothic cathedrals, long before recorded...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:56 AM
| May 20, 2014
Years ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. I was scrambling to make a public television show, and as if placed there by heaven's Central Casting, this tender giant of a man was bag-piping to the birds, the passing clouds...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Today's Birthday (12/21/13). Love reigns this year, along with personal and spiritual reinvention. Revise romantic strategy with Venus in retrograde (for six weeks). From late May through July you're especially hot. Finances continue to gain, as you pay...
| Dec 1, 2013
Every walk of life has its existential quandaries, and for Santa stand-ins, it is: To shave or not to shave. For a dozen Christmases, Steve Francois has answered the question with a hirsute "No."
Even in the offseason, he sports a bushy, white beard...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: We work in the health services office of a large university with a very diverse student population. For fear of offending others, some administrators want to institute a policy that would forbid us from putting up Christmas decorations, including...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
They have this "spring ahead, fall back" business completely backward.
Do you know what time the sun sets for the Lehigh Valley this evening? By golly, it's not even evening, unless you are from the South, where they have the demented idea that...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas."
Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...