| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure).
There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Chris Matthews has written two books about John F. Kennedy and Friday, on the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination, he’s hosting two MSNBC specials, “JFK: The Day That Changed America” at 7 p.m. ET and "The Kennedy...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.
"The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It was Nov. 22, 1963. Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios as broadcasters announced that President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in Dallas.
Kennedy's murder sent shockwaves through the country, with some historians going so far...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:59 PM
William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.
"He was a very special...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When my family and I moved to this region in the late 1970s, we were struck by how many people made a sharp distinction between "the City" and surrounding counties.
In today's global society, the boundaries blur. I hear UMBC students from Moscow to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010.
There are some catches, though,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:03 AM
They came. They sniffed. They smiled. They sipped. They left — still smiling.
That pretty much describes the behavior of guests at last weekend's Spring Has Sprung Tea and Garden Tour at Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson.
The nearly 50...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government.
To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...