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Mark Twain

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  • Silence is golden

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt," so goes a bit of sound advice attributed to any number of great wits ranging from Confucius to Mark Twain. It remains as unheeded today as it did in the times of those...
  • Imogene B. Johnston

    Imogene B. Johnston, long active in Harford County Republican Party politics and a community activist, died Oct. 26 at Senator Bob Hooper Hospice in Forest Hill of complications from a fall. She was 89. A daughter of a coal-mine supervisor and a...
  • Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college

    Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college
    Every morning, around 5 a.m., before the sunlight splashes on the beige bedroom walls of the weathered farmhouse in Upperco, Charlene Miller stirs, yawns — and prays. Thank you, Lord, for helping me come through the night. She doesn't get up....
  • Matt Frazao, Out of Your Head co-founder

    Originally from West Hartford, Conn., Matt Frazao moved to Baltimore to attend The Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in classical guitar performance. At the start of 2009, he co-founded the Out of Your Head music collective with bassist...
  • Cruising the Mediterranean with Ravens' Chris Carr

    Cruising the Mediterranean with Ravens' Chris Carr
    Ravens cornerback Chris Carr is everywhere, all at once. He had played in 97 straight games before being injured in this year's season opener, where he was part of a defense that forced a franchise-record seven turnovers in a 35-7 victory over the...
  • David Grand: Levelheaded approach prevails over wrongheaded notion in county public information position

    I've always been selective in the public meetings I've I gone to over the last 20 years, with my criteria being that the topic must hold the promise of drawing a large turnout, along with having the potential for raucous behavior to make it worthwhile for...
  • American paradox: Political correctness coexists with extreme vulgarity

    Our society has pulled off quite the paradoxical feat, being at once tolerant of rampant, base vulgarity and sensitive to the slightest slur. It's much like the Orwellian "doublethink," wherein one can hold two opposing ideas at the same time, believing...
  • Lexicographers and the damned

    You know about bibliomancy, right? Divination by books? You take the Bible, for example, allow it to fall open at random, close your eyes, and stab your finger at a passage. Opening your eyes, you read it for guidance about the future. It's a very old...
  • Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need

    Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need
    The sun hadn't reached its peak intensity by 10 a.m. on July 17, but the four volunteers from Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church were already sweating. Temperatures would rise into the upper 90s that day as volunteers painted the fence of a...
  • Graphic novels, e-books on students' summer reading list

    Tom Miley, a media specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools, relayed something of an odd desire to a group of summer school reading students at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville on Wednesday, July 25. "My goal in two or three years is to be...
  • In a word: parvenu

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted--another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PARVENU The Mark Twain character who says, "A year...
  • When the legislature meets, no man (or dog) is safe

    Many people credit Mark Twain with coining the phrase "No man is safe when the legislature is in session." Maybe that is why Maryland's state constitution limits the legislature to only 90 days a year. But the current trend is to have special sessions...