| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:55 PM
With every new indignity, it becomes harder and harder to make the case that Brian Matusz has taken a large step forward this season, even though his velocity has returned and he is showing flashes of his old command.
The losing streak goes...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Not long ago, an astute reader noted that it has been nearly two years since I wrote in a column that "most experts now estimate that Iran needs about 18 months to complete a nuclear device and a missile to carry it."
His point — that those...
| Jan 26, 2012
As the last days of January go by, no snow has accumulated in the Perry Hall/Kingsville neighborhoods. While snow lovers and students yearn for sledding and days off from school, the rest of us quietly rejoice with the passing of each snowless day. I...
| Jan 28, 2012
Golden wishes to Carol and Don Miles who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2011. The Miles were married in Baltimore in October of 1961.
Last fall, the couple renewed their vows during a Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in...
| Jan 31, 2012
Most people are aware that St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals. Most depictions of the saint show him with a bird on his shoulder or in his hand and other small animals gathered around his feet. He loved animals. But, did he ever...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Who would have thought it would be so hard to give people money?
Late last year when it became clear Harford County was in a reasonably stable financial situation, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced plans to give county employees —...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 10:15 AM
A piece of Bel Air's history will be turned to rubble when the old Branch Banking and Trust building in downtown Bel Air is demolished later this winter.
The building is one of the survivors of the great Bel Air fire on Groundhog Day 1972 that...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The football season is over. So is Groundhog Day. And Valentine's Day, too. But if any excuse for a party will do, don't forget that Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 21. And while it may be a little late to book your trip to the Big Easy, you can at least...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The first problem with fireworks is that Florida's ban on their sale is a total sham.
Fireworks that explode or fly through the air — such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars — are supposed to be illegal here. But a 60-year-old...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
I was glad to see Jesus has returned to my church. He had been gone for about six months.
I'm speaking, of course, about the statue of Jesus outside the church, St. Ann's in Emmaus. Jesus is inside all the time, they tell us, at home in the tabernacle....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON Celebrated American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) liked to look out on the world through his art, figuratively and literally.
And he most often did this by depicting windows in his work.
Wyeth held a special fascination with windows. In...
| Jul 6, 2014
Thomas Motamed, fresh out of law school, found the legal profession too dry.
So at a friend's suggestion, he tried another field he thought might be more interesting: peddling life insurance.
But that got old fast.
"I really didn't like sitting...