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  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    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...
  • Perry Hall High School prepares to celebrate first 50 years

    Perry Hall High School prepares to celebrate first 50 years
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A murder mystery that just won't die

    A murder mystery that just won't die
    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....
  • 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...
  • Grammy nominees, Kobe Bryant and Tim Cooke are having an awesome St. Nick's Day

    Grammy nominees, Kobe Bryant and Tim Cooke are having an awesome St. Nick's Day
    If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...
  • 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...