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Ash Wednesday

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  • Ravens — and Super Bowl parties — still talked about [Rodgers Forge]

    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...
  • Nick Flynn's search for lost time

    Nick Flynn's search for lost time
    In Nick Flynn’s new book, “The Reenactments,” the memoirist and poet delivers a meditation on the peculiar experience of watching his life story become a movie. Starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano, the Paul Weitz-...
  • Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time

     Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time
    Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
  • Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories

    Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories
    I received a piece of clarification on one of the photos used with yesterday's retrospective of the Ash Wednesday Storm that I found interesting. As one reader remembers it, the "motel" shown above was perhaps a forebear of the condominium towers that...
  • Poetry in a Time of Tragedy

    The recent tragedy in Newtown brings forth, understandably, questions about poetry. Can I communicate my grief by writing a poem? Can I find solace or an answer in poetry? Newspaper and magazine editors know, to their chagrin, that the response to...
  • 2012 a wild year in weather for Maryland

    2012 a wild year in weather for Maryland
    2012 will rank among the top five warmest years on record in Baltimore, and it was memorable for many other weather events -- from a mild winter to tornadoes to a "derecho" to Superstorm Sandy. Here are some highlights: - Extremes included a 13-degree...
  • King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent

    King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent
    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...
  • Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare

    Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare
    Come Tuesday, if you aren't marching in a parade or eating a King cake in celebration of Carnival or Mardi Gras, there's a good chance you'll be eating pancakes. That is the other traditional food of Fat Tuesday. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the...
  • Ash Wednesday is today

    Ash Wednesday is today
    Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8. Ash Wednesday takes its name...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
  • On Faith: The meaning of Lent

    This week some of us wore dark smudges on our foreheads. Maybe you were one of us. Smudge wearers grow less each decade. Even many of those who share Christ's name graciously decline to wear smudge marks. The smudge, of course, is ash from Ash...