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  • Take a pill

    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.* Lord...
  • Balto. Co. school librarians skeptical of changes

    Balto. Co. school librarians skeptical of changes
    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...
  • Baltimore guitarist brings lessons into school classrooms

    Baltimore guitarist brings lessons into school classrooms
    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...
  • Little-known disease gastroparesis affects millions [Senior Circles]

    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...
  • Business briefs: Bonnie Heneson Communications receives two 2012 Apex Awards of Excellence

    The Young Professionals Network of Howard County, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, renewed the annual sponsorship agreement with Lakeview Title Co., a firm based in Columbia. YPN also receives sponsorship from the Columbia Association,...
  • Preposition nonsense

    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...
  • Sham editing at Wikipedia

    Connoisseurs of nonsense will enjoy the latest example of fatuity at Wikipedia.* Philip Roth discovers that a Wikipedia entry on his novel The Human Stain says that the principal character is based on the late Anatole Broyard. This is not so, and Mr. Roth...
  • The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi

    The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi
    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-...
  • Pondering when old age officially, or unofficially, starts to set in

    Editor: 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...
  • Wes Welker's wife issues apology to Ray Lewis

    Wes Welker's wife issues apology to Ray Lewis
    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...
  • Social media a bad idea for angry NFL players (and their wives)

    Social media a bad idea for angry NFL players (and their wives)
    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...
  • Diagnosis: You're old

    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...