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  • A place of solitude, peace and beauty in the heart of our 'neat little village' [Commentary]

    A place of solitude, peace and beauty in the heart of our 'neat little village' [Commentary]
    "...in the neat little village of Fallston - rather a small village, there being only seven or eight houses and a store. There is also a schoolhouse, and a machine shop, altogether it is quite a nice little Quaker village." The above, taken from an...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'

    'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'
    It really pains me to admit this, but I’ll confess it anyway: I like Jaime Lannister. Yes, he pushed innocent 7-year-old Bran Stark from a window, paralyzing him. And, yes, he very-grossly has sex with his own sister. And, yes, he’s...
  • History of black jockeys is long, if not recent

    History of black jockeys is long, if not recent
    Thanks for Mike Klingaman's article, which focused on Kevin Krigger and his aspirations to break the over 100-year absence of African American jockey winners at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes ("With the weight of racing history," May 16). One...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Kissed by Fire'

    'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Kissed by Fire'
    Poor Sansa Stark. First, she was pledged to marry the despicable, pathetic, cruel, spineless boy-king Joffrey. Now, the Lannisters are plotting to stick her with his even less-attractive uncle, Tyrion. Granted, to viewers of “Thrones,”...
  • Towson costumer passes on her passion for history to her students

    Towson costumer passes on her passion for history to her students
    Nora Worthington, the resident costumer for the Baltimore School for the Arts, has long loved the idea of dressing up and living the past. As a sixth-grader, she starred in Hampton Elementary School's Bicentennial production, and she visited her two...
  • Trials and tribulations of slaves come to life [Commentary]

    There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man. He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap: 'And Now His Watch Is Ended'

    'Game of Thrones' recap: 'And Now His Watch Is Ended'
     “The revenge you want will be yours in time,” – Varys  All hail, Daenerys Targaryen: Queen of dragons, multilingualism and the double-cross. “Game of Thrones” is at its best when one of its major, fan-favorite characters...
  • America is exceptional, and that includes the way we treat immigrants

    America is exceptional, and that includes the way we treat immigrants
    Dear Scholar, It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them. It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for...
  • Wave your flag and smile at HdG farmers market [Havre de Grace]

    Wave it proudly, dear readers, today (Friday) is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B. J. Cigrand and the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisc., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of...
  • Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts

    Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts
    While growing up in an African-American Baptist church, Harris Thomas was taught homosexuality is an "abomination in the eyes of God." As a young minister, he disparaged the gay lifestyle even while secretly pursuing it. Today he heads a Baltimore...
  • Revelation at the Walters

    Revelation at the Walters
    People passing through the intersection at Charles and Centre streets recently may have noticed an intriguing banner hanging from the wall above the entrance to the Walters Art Museum. The oversize image depicts a black woman dressed in the manner of a...
  • Havre de Grace: Kick off summer with walk on North Park Trail

    Happy summer, dear readers! Summer officially begins with the summer solstice on June 21 at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). I double dare you to stay awake and welcome summer's arrival. Visit Susquehanna...