| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.
This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Friday, June 14, is Flag Day. It's a day in which we not only honor the flag of our nation, but also the freedom and the way of life it symbolizes.
It was the Second Continental Congress, which sat in session from May 10, 1775 to March 1, 1781, which...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| May 30, 2013
| 2:07 PM
My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 11:03 AM
On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America.
He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Library of Congress released today the list of speakers for the fall National Book Festival, and, as usual, the event is studded with prominent writers and poets.
Among the headliners: Margaret Atwood, Baltimore's own Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Nowadays, the "bink" of metal softball bats from the softball diamond is about the loudest noise heard near American Legion Post 60 in Laurel.
But it wasn't always that way.
Around 150 years ago, it was commonplace for residents to hear the "boom"...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Norman Henley, a retired Russian-language and world literature teacher and academic editor, died of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 96 and had earlier lived in Remington and Charles Village.
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:30 AM
I found The Sun's news brief about the creator of the anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims" very interesting in light of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent comment that "we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views, no...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:56 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state's governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Library of Congress' new exhibition, Books That Shaped America, includes works by many notable American authors, but there is a gaping hole: Edgar Allen Poe.
The list include no-brainers: classics from such greats as Herman Melville, Louisa May...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:39 PM
An odd confluence of events has me pondering the future of a technological marvel that in a lot of ways makes possible the celebration of independence we U.S. citizens proudly enjoy this week.
The coming Independence Day celebration, combined with the...