How was your hurricane? At our house in Eldersburg, we spent the night on the first floor for fear of falling trees. Our ancient and huge maple tree shed more than its quota of dead branches, but remained upright.
The storm that dumped inches of water on the state over the weekend included a silver lining of sorts for Maryland's politicians: A chance to show-off leadership styles amid wall-to-wall local television coverage and even national exposure.
Don't let your feelings about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's politics stop you from thinking dispassionhately about what he has to say about the perils of state-run public television systems like the one we have in Maryland.
For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Delaware restaurant.