| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| Jul 2, 2013
In a few days, Americans will celebrate our nation’s independence. We’ll cheer at fireworks displays, clap along to patriotic music, and enjoy the company of family and friends. Many of us will document these celebrations in photo and video,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” OK, maybe he didn’t really say that, but it’s still a damn good quote.
Here’s a list of local craft beer bars that confirm...
| Feb 20, 2011
South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities as new ones ripple across the hills. Many outsiders treat this place...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 6:25 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Mariners Elementary School second-graders came up with answers for who "invented" electricity — Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, they responded — but the question turned out to be a trick.
A learning trick, that is....
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:44 PM
"The only things certain in life are death and taxes."
— Benjamin Franklin
Certainties. So many folks say blithely that death and taxes are the only ones. I beg to differ. What about gorgeous days and joy and exhilaration and, well, just the...
| May 3, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Online refer: For more garden photos, go to baltimoresun.com/travel. For more information on gardening, read Susan Reimer's blog at baltimoresun.com/gardenvariety
When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time....
| May 8, 2011
The Forgotten Founding Father
Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture
Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95
Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
| May 30, 2011
| 9:09 PM
HAMPTON — A virtual archive telling the African-American story at Fort Monroe and Hampton is being established thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, a driving force behind the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:39 PM
He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him.
His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Time to "Fall Back" to Eastern Standard Time; Daylight-Saving Time is history come 2 a.m. Sunday.
That means if your clocks aren't digital, you'll have to turn them back an hour manually, or don't be surprised if you show up fashionably early to church,...