Category: Views

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: This refers to the Courier article [in the July 6, 2012 issue] on KCA’s significantly increased costs of legal fees. I attended the KCA board meeting, I believe it was in September of last year, and I…

Role With It

When I was a teenager, our only celebrity role model was Marcia Brady of the Brady Bunch, largely due to the fact that the Disney Channel had not yet begun plucking girls from relative obscurity and turning them into actresses,…

Finally Finding My Place as an Athlete

It sounds trite, but I have never been “good” in sports. It’s okay, though. Sure, I used to feel bad about it. Not being picked until last when kids’ teams were choosing up was full-blush painful. Sitting on the bench…

Not ‘App’roved

I am finally catching up with technology and downloading some apps on my phone. My search of options has led to some fascinating discoveries. What follows is the official list of My Very Favorite Apps That I Will Most Likely…

The Middle of the End

When my children were toddlers, I perfected the art of creeping out of their rooms after they had fallen asleep. Not one floorboard or bone could creak, or the spell of slumber would be broken. That carefully honed skill is…

First Person: Rescue Me

My children have been begging my husband for a dog for years. I chose to employ less whiny tactics to try and convince him as well. His response has always been a constant and resounding, “NO.” As I had never…

Viewpoint: All’s Deceptively Quiet in Maryland’s 6th District Race — For Now

The Democrats in the Maryland party hierarchy didn’t see John Delaney coming — until it was too late. Every decade, the nation’s state legislatures go to work to redraw the electoral boundaries of U.S. Congressional districts, taking into account fairness…

Ask Yourself: ‘Is Your Life Too Plastic?’

I’ve heard the term “plasticity” quite a bit lately. Malleable, changeable … On PBS TV, I’ve seen shows about “neuroplasticity” — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Like being plastic is good. I’m…

Holiday Fun on a Budget

It’s time to play the music. … It’s time to light the lights. … It’s time for my kids to meet one of my childhood favorites — the Muppets. Yes, it’s that time of year, the holiday movie season, when…

It Did My Heart Good …

It Did My Heart Good … By Mike Watkins It had been a draining week rolling the boulder of new urbanism up the hill of mediocrity, and just as I felt it pause as if to start to roll back…