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Learning Curve II

A few months ago I wrote about Mac getting his Learner’s Permit. Now with some practice under our belts and many, many conversations about the literal interpretation of the Driver’s Manual, it is time to share the unwritten rules of…

A Word From Our Sponsors

Every year when the Super Bowl rolls around, the hype around the commercials is as fervent as the game itself. That is because, by and large, commercials are too insufferable to watch the other 364 days of the year. It…

Nana – Cam

As I sit gazing at my computer screen, I am listening to little—and I do mean little—clucking sounds coming from the next room. Lina, my three-year-old granddaughter, is in the bedroom next door to my office. She is “taking a…

Summer Fun Driving an Ambulance

This summer promises to be a memorable one. It’s the summer of getting ready for Jackie’s wedding. It’s the summer I went tick hunting in Quince Orchard Park with Dr. Ahmed Kilani’s team from Clongen Labs—and the team found a…

Learning Curve

I have had 15 years and 9 months to prepare for this moment, and all that time has shown me is that you can never really be prepared for this moment. The Learner’s Permit. Permission to learn to drive a…

Your Views

In response to “Parking Ticket Enforcement” Regardless of whether the 30-minute parking regulations have been enforced or not over the last 15 years, I cannot feel sorry for someone who disregards the signs and gets a $60 fine!  I don’t…

Your Views

Parking Ticket Enforcement After 15 years of non-enforcement, Gaithersburg City Police are now ticketing vehicles in the 30 minute only, head-in parking by the Kentlands theater. The ticket is $60!!! So your readers might appreciate the heads up before they…

Canine Confidential

At 4 a.m. when our dog, Murphy, inexplicably hops up and runs to the top of the stairs with his head cocked to one side and his tail straight as an arrow in the air, I want him to talk…

MOB Gown

As a September MOB (mother of the bride), I now have only three months to find a dress for one of the most important days in my… my… my daughter’s life. I remember worrying about what to wear for my…