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My son left the basement freezer door open – wide open – for about three hours today. Three hours! (Shat...tuck!) The three pizzas and the two dozen freezee pops in there were freezee no more. (I really ought to...
My May BGE bill arrived today and oh, joy it was less than last month's bill. I filed it ruefully thinking I'll have just one more manageable bill until I get slammed. Then it occured to me, I'm not...
Ok, ok I get it. I've read several stories recently about how flared-bottom jeans are out and skinny is in. As a former fashion writer I understand that this should be recognized as a ploy by the denim industry...
I thought it was religion and politics that you should avoid discussing at dinner parties, but here in Bel Air a couple of restaurants are taking these delicate topics head on. The Ropewalk (117 S. Main Street) features a...

Mulch thrift

Now just two BGE bills away from the envelope that will hold the searing 72 percent increase (Shat...tuck!) I thought I'd share some ways I'm saving money. I've noticed some other folks talking about their methods on their blogs....
Shattuck. Shat....tuck.There's something about the last name of Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck that has the ring of a curse word. It's those satisfying hard consonant sounds that feel wickedly good when spat out in frustration. When I open...

Chic Street

One of the reasons I like being a mom in Bel Air is how easy it is to get to everywhere a mom needs to go. The Bel Air Athletic Club is right across the street from the Harford...
In the battle between me and my backyard -- extensively landscaped by its prior owner ( a childless retiree) -- I have something working in my favor. This year, for the first time since we moved here, my 3-year-old...
When Bel Air travelers consider flying out of Philadelphia International Airport, as my family did recently, we often wonder whether to make a reservation to leave our car at an off-site parking lot or to gamble we'll find a...

Family security?

My family and I flew out of Philadelphia International Airport recently to visit Grandmom in Milwaukee. In these five years since 9-11 it continues to amaze me that the Transportation Security Administration still can't make it easier for families...