| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 5:24 PM
At the Baltimore Orientation Center in Highlandtown, where refugees from distant countries learn practical skills to succeed in America, one of their most valuable lessons comes from a game of musical chairs.
"This game is a little bit like looking for a...
| Jul 29, 2014
It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:36 AM
THIMPHU (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co has struck a deal to supply its Leaf electric car for taxis and government use in Bhutan, it said on Friday, as the Himalayan kingdom seeks to cut expensive oil imports.
Bhutan regards environmental protection as a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:45 PM
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
— Mark Twain
I just got home from a four-month-long around-the-world trip. When I left Los Angeles on my motorcycle on Aug. 10, I took almost nothing with me, except hope....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.
-- Charles Spurgeon
Circumnavigating the globe from Los Angeles in a 1978 yellow motorcycle with a sidecar is not for the faint of heart. Some may say it’s only for madmen....
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Runners can lace up their shoes for an active tour of Bhutan that features practice runs in the countryside, pre-race briefings and post-race relaxation.
The Himalayan nation will host the marathon Feb. 23 with a course that passes through rain forests,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
-- Mother Teresa
After my trip to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan I wasn’t sure how I would react when I returned to India.
Bhutan is peaceful; India is...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When a festival nears the 20-year mark, many feel certain expectations have to be met. The Busan Film Festival, which will open its 18th edition Oct. 3, is no exception.
Busan seems to have taken the "bigger is better" philosophy to heart, expanding to...
| Jan 1, 2012
Rarely do we associate the words "happiness" and "work." They're an unlikely pairing, like "squirrel" and "yummy" or "Kardashian" and "admirable."
But because it's the new year and I'm feeling peppy and optimistic, let's connect those two nouns with a...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:49 PM
| Oct 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The lobby of the Santa Monica hotel hosting Digital Hollywood was quieter than I expected on Wednesday -- maybe because I expected James Cameron-level bombast. Instead, well-groomed men (mostly men) sat in small groups, talking and tapping on laptops and....