| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:12 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:04 PM
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-...
| 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 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
I am the Realtor that was the agent for the seller of the land that was sold to the Chin Baptist Church. Shortly after this became public knowledge I was approached by a neighbor. He told me this had to be stopped because if you let one Korean into the...
| 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...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Enjoy a taste of something sweet at the 22nd annual Chocolate Festival in downtown Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, March 3. The festival includes a seven-category chocolate baking contest open to all levels of skill,...
| 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&...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Fave Winter festivals? Take a gander at this Top 10 list compiled by Cheapflights.com. The options range from a party in Rio or snow sculptures in Canada. Whatever. Sign me up! Here's the list: • Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights...