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Winter Solstice

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  • Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World

    Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
    Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
  • Commentary: End of the world?

    In preparing for the end of the world, December 21, according to the Mayan calendar, I was torn between celebrating the Christmas season and relishing my last God-given days on Earth. What to do? If I only have hours left until the stroke of midnight, why...
  • Apocalypse when now? Doomsday enthusiasts are still holding out hope

    Apocalypse when now? Doomsday enthusiasts are still holding out hope
    Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
  • Winter chill arrives with solstice

    Winter chill arrives with solstice
    Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland. The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
  • The inspiration of dark evenings

    The inspiration of dark evenings
    How the days and months seem to have melted away — melted away from dawns to darkest evenings that arrive earlier each day. We are now approaching "the darkest evening of the year," as one of our favorite American poets, Robert Frost, mentioned at...
  • Sunsets to start getting later again after Friday

    Sunsets to start getting later again after Friday
    We are still about two weeks away from the shortest day of the year, but after Friday night, the early winter sunsets will start shifting later again. The difference between sunset times from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11 is a matter of seconds, all at about...
  • Look for full moon Tuesday night

    Look for full moon Tuesday night
    March's full moon arrives Wednesday morning, the first to fall after the vernal equinox. It is the fourth full moon after the winter solstice, something that usually falls in April. This full moon is known by names including Grass Moon, Egg Moon,...
  • Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week

    Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week
    The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
  • After Tuesday, daylight dips below 12 hours

    After Tuesday, daylight dips below 12 hours
    Sunshine is in the forecast again today. Enjoy it while it lasts. Tuesday is the last day of the year with more daylight than darkness -- by about 30 seconds. The sun rose at 6:57 a.m. and will set at about 6:58 p.m., for a total of about 12 hours and 30...
  • Holiday Symbols Vie For Position

     For opinion professionals, for public chatterers, for "public intellectuals," there is no greater holiday gift than a good, loud, crazy creche controversy.     Note how artfully Cohen the Columnist slipped in that "holiday" gift, as opposed to...
  • Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites

    Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites
    AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history. There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal. There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....