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Flu Mist in school

Today was the deadline for signing the permission slip that will allow Harford County School officials to give my 8-year-old the Flu Mist vaccine either Oct. 12 or 13. I went ahead and signed it. Whether or not it...

Katie-itis

Here's the thing about Katie Couric's CBS Evening News anchor Neilsen ratings bonanza:Everything boys can do . . .Gravitas, shmavitas. I loved the black suit and triple strand pearls. Evoked a little Jacqueline Kennedy there in the White House...

eBay-itis

I finally caught eBay-itis this week. For years I resisted its lure. I'd heard the stories. My sister-in-law unloaded a beat up 10-year-old sectional for $500 on eBay and the buyers actually drove to her house to pick it...
Ok. I'll play. I haven't been tagged before, so this is a new game for me. If you want to see what this is all about, check out www.heavingmelons.com. So here it goes. These are my answers to Heaving...
Saw this small item in today's Aegis newspaper:In a story on Tuesday's Bel Air Town Commissioners meeting it appears the comissioners are planning some kind of recognition or memorial for Patrick J. Walker, the 23-year-old from Bel Air who...

And we’re off…

School has started and it's like the frozen treadmill under our feet has finally sprung to life. A schedule, blessed schedule, has returned and once again I can count on my son being off and occupied by trained professionals...
Big news out of the first day of school. It appears lightning struck one of the five portable structures surrounding Forest Lakes Elementary School over the weekend. It was the portable that holds a fifth-grade and a third grade...
OK. Whew. School is really going to start now. We went to back-to-school night tonight to check out the trailer (excuse me, “learning cottage” as they're calling them) where my son will attend third grade this year. The entire...
Seriously. Tomorrow. Let's have it start tomorrow. Why wait until Monday? Let's get a jump on all the other districts. We could get a good two days of reviewing all those things the kids forgot during the summer...

Christmas in August?

Christmas in July sales used to be funny. You know, the car dealership or home and garden store running red and green advertisements to boost business during a slow summer stretch. But yesterday I hit Factory Card Outlet...