| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Poor posture can make you look 10 pounds heavier. It could sabotage a promotion. And slumped or hunched shoulders are a major reason why back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their life.
"Poor posture isn't just disrespectful; it...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution.
The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
| Aug 23, 2011
It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing.
I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd lost count.
What was it?...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:02 PM
As in life, there’s a tempo and a rhythm to fencing. This is the sword-fighting lesson embodied by Tim Weske.
The jabs and strikes are fast — forward motion is helped by good footwork. The parries and retreats are more deliberate and...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:39 PM
A snowplow driver admitted Thursday that he didn't stop after he'd struck a pedestrian during a snowstorm in January.
The pedestrian, Richard Francis Oles, a retired Johns Hopkins University fencing coach, died of injuries he sustained after being...
| Apr 20, 2012
A lawn looks so simple; grass growing in soil. Oh, that it were that easy.
Lawns can get diseases, become weed-choked, turn brown and die. They suffer from neglect; they suffer from too much love.
Maintaining a lawn may not require a crash course in...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Many of us grew up in the Friday night is Fish Night tradition. At our house on the North Shore of Boston, Fish Night could include cod fish cakes, creamed salmon on toast (aka Salmon Wiggle) or, most often, simply fried fish fillets. Not batter involved....
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Angela Ross of Baltimore was looking for the recipe for the chicken pot pie that used to be served at the Ambassador House restaurant on Lombard Street in Baltimore. The restaurant is no longer open and unfortunately I was unable to locate the exact...
| Feb 2, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes plus cooling time
Note: Adapted from "The Food52 Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser, Merrill Stubbs and the Food 52 community.
1 unbaked (9-inch) tart shell
1 large Meyer lemon (about 6 ounces), cut into 8 pieces and...
| Dec 1, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and tempering times
Note: Suggested wine pairing: Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (Umbria)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pound bittersweet chocolate (minimum 66% cacao), cut into pieces
1/4 cup brewed...