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Thursday, February 25, 2021

What our kids can learn from American Idol

It's good to discover when you're no good. "Average Joe" Taylor Hicks' win last night on American Idol, captured both the imagination and participation of 63.4 million voters. I'm not a regular watcher (for...

Utility humility

The Baltimore Sun today reports on the ads BGE parent company Constellation Energy Group has been running to combat the political rhetoric over the 72 percent rate increase (now just 37 days from hitting...

Muhammad & Malvo made Bel Air look like a better choice than Rockville

As Lee Boyd Malvo testifys today in a Rockville courtroom against his partner in terror John Allen Muhammad, I recalled the impact the pair had on my decision to move to Bel Air back...

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...