| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Ravens — our champions! They are still topics of discussion as are those Super Bowl parties.
Mary Lee and Dick Hilgartner divided their time between parties. They had great fun with friends from St. Pius X, out in Phoenix, for the first half...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has unexpectedly resigned, citing “advanced age” as the reason. Benedict, who is 85 years old, is the first Pope to retire in nearly 600 years. He blamed his deteriorating body and mind for the decision, leading many to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In a new twist on a centuries-old tradition, the Rev. Sheila McJilton of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church offered Ashes to Go at the Laurel MARC station during the morning commute on Ash Wednesday.
"Ashes to Go is a way to bring the presence of God...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Gardening in shade can be just as beautiful as gardening in sun when you work with what you have. Here are some shade gardening tips from the National Garden Bureau ... www.ngb.org.
Gardening in shade
1) Shade gardening often means trying to plant among...
| Feb 7, 2011
Think Mardi Gras and your thoughts are apt to turn to New Orleans, where the celebration of the last day before Lent gives new meaning to the word "raucous." Fat Tuesday typically becomes a day of parades and revelry, the latter turning the French Quarter...
| Feb 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22 this year, the start of the Lenten season in the Western church. Many will observe Lent by giving up meat as a mark of contrition but as my Good Eating story “Fish again? 5 strategies for serving salmon for Lenten meals&...
| Apr 8, 2012
Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with cancer. She imagines her terror and despair were much like what Jesus felt when he was sentenced to die on the cross.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seemed to defeat the...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden’s lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter...
| Feb 16, 2012
At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:10 PM
I'm not sure if it was the influence of some carne asada fries during a recent trip to San Diego or a dinner at Guelaguetza accompanied by a particularly potent dose of mezcal, but I had a dream about mole fries a few weeks ago. It was a rather vivid one,...