Patrician blacksmith for president?
May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON -- America's smallest state -- one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger -- has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and... more »»
Anybody can be president?
May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The old adage that every mother’s son can grow up to be president — now revised to include her daughter — is being put to the test with a vengeance in this current election cycle. more »»
Blended family puts strain on marriage
May 7, 2015 Q: My wife is biased against my children from my first marriage. We have four kids -- two from my first marriage and two from this one -- but she clearly favors her ow. more »»
From rage to reform
May 7, 2015 Another city just erupted in rage in response to a police killing. After a week of peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, “Charm City” was in flames. more »»
Developing a college-going culture
May 6, 2015 I recently had the privilege of listening to New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell who emphasized the importance of our country maximizing the enormous amount of human talent that we... more »»
Let’s not spend money
May 5, 2015 The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. more »»
God is whispering to you
May 4, 2015 Dear Dave, I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. more »»
Hillary blames the cops
May 4, 2015 Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today. No one would be marching for Freddie. more »»
It's your decision: VOTE!
May 3, 2015 As far as the proposed police building and the bond issue that would fund it, there are those in favor, some community members opposed and still others who are still trying to make up their minds. more »»
May 3, 2015 I may have mentioned watching some of the television shows that deal with genealogy and how it always amazes me that they can do so much within a 45 minute timeframe. more »»
Donuts, decorum and Metallica
May 3, 2015 If you really want to set the scene for this column, I suggest playing a little Metallica while you read some. And some good Metallica at that, not anything off St. more »»
Try a variety of recipes
May 3, 2015 If you have a taste for cake but you don’t want to make an entire box of cake, today I have a recipe that makes half of a cake or 12 cupcakes. more »»