| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Someone once described the ambition of getting a novel published as "a slender keyhole through which few have passed."
Rodgers Forge resident Eric Goodman has passed through that keyhole, and has found rewards on the other side — on Monday, June 4,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The Harford County Council is getting set to move back to its original "Black Box" location sometime this summer.
Council members approved a letter to Harford County Executive David Craig at their Tuesday meeting, requesting that he allow the council...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the Harford County Public Library's decision not to purchase the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," the library did not ban the book as you claimed ("Banned in Bel Air," June 2). We strongly oppose censorship of any type and...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:15 PM
No "smut" will be provided courtesy of Harford County taxpayers, County Councilman Jim McMahan declared Tuesday.
Speaking at the council's first legislative session since the controversy broke last week, McMahan defended the Harford County Public...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Congratulations to local author Eric Goodman, who recently won an Independent Publishers Book Awards' Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic. Goodman won for his book, "Tracks," a series of short stories built around the passengers on an Amtrak...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different."
Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
If you ever thought writing a book was tough, just consider the pain of marketing it. One example: the 66-city tour by Loyola University Maryland writing professor Ron Tanner in a beat-up van -- a voyage that has included savage mosquitos, a busted toilet...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:27 PM
No one who remembers 20 years ago is likely to have forgotten the horrendous carjacking and murder of Pam Basu.
On Sept. 8, 1992, the Maryland mother was taking her 2-year-old daughter to her first day of nursery school when two men pulled her from her...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 5:50 AM
Happy Fourth of July!
As we celebrate this anniversary of our independence, let's join Forge resident Eric Goodman in celebrating his 2012 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the mid-Atlantic region in Independent Publishing Book Award.
His book, "Tracks:...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Ah, the lazy days of summer. There is nothing like grabbing a good read and heading for the nearest beach or pool to while away the hours.
That might be a better-than-great idea if you are among those without electricity or water, or both following the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:39 AM
For years, the routine never changed. Glenmont resident Bill Heneck would sign off from his "second family," his co-workers at the West Baltimore firehouse where he served as a paramedic and firefighter for 28 years, and come home to his wife, Eunice, and...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Charles R. "Chuck" Callanan, a retired educator, volunteer and author who had headed Park School for nearly a decade, died July 6 of pulmonary disease at Sedgewood Commons, an assisted-living facility in Falmouth, Maine.
He was 86.
"I was right out of...