15 and ½ days and counting

Only 15 and ½ school days remain in the Harford County Public Schools calendar and that means it's time to ponder all those end-of-year concerns. What should I write in the letter to my...

The bill is rising! The bill is rising!

I don't mean to sound like Chicken Little, but as I'm wondering how to adjust my budget to cover the 72 percent jump in my BGE bill it occurred to me that my energy...

Shopping with seniors

Good news. Bad news. It's Tuesday and that means it's senior citizen discount day at Kleins grocery store on Main Street in Bel Air. If you're able-bodied and on a tight schedule you'll...

Big fun

The sheer size of the thing made me stop right there in the sports equipment aisle at the Bel Air Target today. It made my children, who were rattling off their birthday wish lists...

Prom peek

My husband and I stumbled into prom Saturday night. We were celebrating Mother's Day with dinner at Rusty Scupper for the pure touristy pleasure of the wrap-around harbor view. There, we dined with four...

No need to wrap this Mother’s Day gift

I just saw a great Mother's Day commercial. It shows a little boy, about 2 or 3 sitting on the potty. He's sitting. Sitting. He looks up at the ceiling. More sitting. Then he...

Geek mafia?

I’ve been doing a little computer shopping recently, drawn in by prices about half of what they were when I bought my computers back in the late 1990s. But I’ve noticed something insidious about...

BGE rate increase hiccup

So I'm sitting on those hard bleachers at my son's baseball practice in Forest Hill yesterday talking with another mom about ways to manage a 72 percent utility bill increase scheduled to hit right...

Chilling discovery

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...

One BGE bill down, one to go until the the BIG one hits

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...