| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
At age 50, she's still big and beautiful. Beginning this year, Perry Hall High School will mark a half-century of existence with celebratory events stretching 14 months.
"It's going to be a party," Principal George Roberts said.
The scope of the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.*
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Baltimore County school librarians are worried about their next chapter.
New schools Superintendent Dallas Dance wants to eliminate from school system policy a written requirement that each school have a librarian and has shifted library science...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Chris Dunn called the class to order with a simple instruction:
"One, two, ready, strum."
A torrent of E minor chords — or close enough — from nearly a dozen guitars filled the room at the Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In November 2012, while putting together a Share Your Blessings listing, I talked to a woman who runs a nonprofit that helps teen mothers. I learned that she had been ill for a year with gastroparesis.
She said it took a while to diagnose. I had never...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
On the Internet, that storehouse of dubious advice, you can still find statements about grammar and usage like this one: "One is still officially supposed to avoid ending sentences with prepositions. In most cases, this is not hard to do: 'Who are you...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? I have the answer. And, I got it by surprise. Recently, I saw my physician for a routine examination and health review. During the visit she declared for the record, that I made it to old age. On...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Less than a day after criticizing retiring Ravens star inside linebacker Ray Lewis via a Facebook post, the wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has issued an apology.
Anna Burns Welker's mea culpa followed her posting the following...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:09 AM
When will they ever learn? Probably never.
We all know social media can be a figurative stick of dynamite in the hands of angry, frustrated NFL players.
Now it's pretty obvious their wives should stay away from it, too.
For evidence, look no further...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? Will 30 years do it? Is being 50 and the holder of an AARP card with senior discounts enough? Both would be wrong guesses. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about it. Yet, I got the answer to this...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....