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I visited the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly the Baltimore Zoo) for the first time yesterday with my family and found it to be well worth the trip. I'd been curious about it because whenever my children attended a...
School's out and birthday party invitations are shooting out of the mailbox like Hogwarts' letters out of Harry Potter's uncle's fireplace. Since my son just hosted one of these parties and I heard the question “What is he into?”...
The Aegis jumped back on the road rage murder story today and included just one detail that wasn't in the Baltimore Sun's account of Tuesday's indictment of Michael Razzio Simmons. Simmons, 19, of Fallston, was indicted in Harford County...
A Harford County grand jury indicted Michael Razzio Simmons yesterday on charges of first-degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon, the Baltimore Sun reported today. Simmons, 19, of Fallston, was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of...
Baltimore Sun columnist Jay Hancock is blogging from the Maryland General Assembly's hearing on the BGE rate increase today. He posted a couple of hours ago with what looks like good news for our BGE bills next month. ...
Today is the last day of school in Harford County and that means it's time to prepare for summer in the cul-de-sac survival. In a mere 24 hours, the neighborhood children will be cut loose from their schedules and...

Uniform thoughts

Friday's Aegis newspaper included a front page story and an editorial regarding the Harford County school district's recent discussions on whether to require students to wear uniforms. From the story it sounds like any kind of uniform requirement would...
Noticed today while driving around Bel Air: A sign outside Dave Serio's Vehicle Service Plus in downtown Bel Air near the site of last month's road rage killing reads: “End Road Rage Keep Your Cool”...
The scheduled 72 percent Baltimore Gas & Electric rate increase is just 24 days away and I'm feeling a bit like a damsel in distress. I imagine all of us 1.1 million BGE customers tied to railroad tracks in...
My son's school held its end-of-year picnic today on the Forest Lakes Recreation Council sports fields just to the west of the school grounds. About 100 children and their younger siblings were darting in and out and around the...