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  • Francis Gignac was supportive friend of our community [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    Thank you for all the support during my illness the last several months. It's good to be back in touch with the community. There is one piece of sad news. The Rev. Francis Gignac, a good friend of the community, passed away June 4 at a Jesuit...
  • Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel

    Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel
    It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
  • Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College

    Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College
    Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who will take over the presidency of University of Baltimore in July, will address graduates and their families at Anne Arundel Community College’s 52nd Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Schmoke...
  • Language isn't determinist

    George Orwell appears to have gotten half the future right in 1984.  The world of Big Brother aptly foretells the surveillance state that is watching all of us today. But Orwell's fears about Newspeak, that a totalitarian society could limit human...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Words and years

    As if living through the past year were not trial enough to endure, we are about to be subjected to everyone's year-in-review retrospective. Among the year-end rituals, one of the more light-hearted is the various word nerd efforts to establish a Word...
  • Longtime assistant at St. Nicholas retires to Detroit [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    Parishioners at St. Nicholas Church recently bid farewell to the Rev. Frank Gignac, S.J. who had served for many years as assistant to the pastor. Father Frank, as he likes to be known, assisted regularly at the parish since 1984 when he joined friend and...
  • The cussedness of the English speaker

    In a charming book by David and Hilary Crystal about sites in Britain important in the history of the English language,* there is a passage on Dryden and Swift and the eternally recurring and eternally hopeless call for an academy to regulate the...
  • You could look it up

    Perhaps before we publish, or read, any more inane articles about lexicography, we might take a moment to reflect on what dictionaries are for.  One of the latest misguided (read: stupid) articles on the subject is by Michael Dirda in The Washington...
  • Former Hopkins president Steven Muller dies

    Former Hopkins president Steven Muller dies
    Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85. A refugee as a child from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a...
  • 'Silent Spring' echo still eloquent

    Mitt Romney wants to open up more federal lands and waters to drilling for oil and natural gas. His party is pushing, in the name of freedom and economic opportunity, to roll back a variety of environmental protections. Republicans, including U.S. Sen....
  • Don't trust Wikipedia on Anselm

    One of my recent posts on the unreliability of Wikipedia caught the eye of Edward Buckner, a medievalist, who shared with me a paper he has written about deficiencies in an Oxford University study of the reliability of Wikipedia. You may be aware of a...