| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Instead of one coherent column, I thought I would write about a bunch of things that have been bugging me lately. So here is a compendium, if you will, of random pet peeves (some more serious than others):
1. The anti-texting-in-the-car law. Starting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
My 10-year-old cat, who we have had for nine years, started licking off her fur on her back legs and stomach a year ago. Her fur is very thick and medium length; she chokes on all the fur she is swallowing. She is an indoor cat and our only pet. There...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Lynne Brick loves to garden — and she knows how to stay healthy and safe while she's digging in the dirt.
Brick, a veteran gardener and the president and founder of the local gym chains Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's Women's Health and Fitness,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day, which means companies across the United States will open their doors to pooches of all shapes and sizes. Founded in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day now involves thousands of employers,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Apparently, if the secretary of state needs to take a sick day, she had better get a note from her doctor. A very "transparent" note, a very detailed note. With enough copies to send to her most vociferous critics.
Hillary Rodham Clinton suffered a...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty.
Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
For someone who didn't much consider himself a writer, Hayward Putnam certainly had a long career in the field.
Roughly 40 years ago, he and Joseph Zimmer Jr. approached The Aegis about the paper's coverage of outdoors issues. Shortly thereafter, they...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:22 AM
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits.
Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items, you can now quickly check the...