| May 28, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Never comfortable talking about death and ambivalent about war, I spent a few hours of my Memorial Day holiday walking through my Fallston neighborhood and visiting two local cemeteries, perhaps trying to make some sense of it all.
As I walked by...
| Jun 2, 2012
There are unexpected perks that can come with receiving a Pulitzer Prize, as composer Kevin Puts discovered last Tuesday.
"It was 'Kevin Puts Day' here," he said by phone from his home in Yonkers, N.Y. "There was a nice ceremony with the mayor. I got a...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:13 AM
A daddy blogger wrote this month that the Halloween video "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" should be retired from viewing by this generation of kids because its title character is bullied and harassed throughout.
Charlie Brown's friends call him a...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:19 AM
There's hardly a square inch of the 1,900-acre Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area that Johnny Johnsson hasn't walked, mapped or studied.
That includes the scant remnants of several 19th-century chromium mines at Soldiers Delight in Owings Mills....
| Nov 9, 2012
A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers,
Veterans Day, Nov. 11 (observed Monday, Nov. 12), is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. In reality, the day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 2:14 PM
As the giant silver bell of a bugle reflected City Dock, the man who suggested The World Championships of Drum Corps move to Annapolis considered the impact beyond an estimated $10 million and 13,000 visitors.
"How big a deal is it? It's important enough...
| Jun 4, 2012
Maryland politicians are dismayed by the latest closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill and the loss of its remaining jobs, but on a broader national scale the die was cast in the 1970s, when extreme hubris in the U.S. steel and fabricating industries...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:43 AM
For the faithful of Queens Chapel United Methodist Church, it's been a long, joyful journey of spiritual and social enrichment.
One-hundred and forty-three years after its founding in 1868, the community celebrated another success: the dedication last...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:28 PM
He has built a mini-Taj Mahal, a fleet of small cars and a bay's worth of miniature lighthouses — even a dollhouse-size version of the balloon-lofted home from the animated movie "Up."
But Ed Witles' creations aren't models. They're mailboxes....
| Jun 29, 2012
The Aberdeen Room maintains a large file of church histories in the Aberdeen area. These have been contributed by members of the local churches over the years.
Some of the histories are not as complete as others, so when Susan Osborn said she was...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Minute amounts of a World War I blister agent were found at an Aberdeen Proving Ground demolition site after a pipe was broken Tuesday.
Officials initially said nothing was found after testing, but Public Affairs Officer Robert DiMichele said Thursday...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Sixty years ago this week, the world's attention was riveted on one man's dream as the liner United States, designed by William Francis Gibbs, steamed eastward across the Atlantic on its maiden voyage.
Known as "The Big U," the liner sailed from New...