Category: Views

DOGtv Might Just Be for the Birds

When you write for a living, people are always suggesting topics to cover. I ignore most of them because my life is fodder enough—and because I am inherently lazy and writing about the old homestead takes zero research. But recently,…

Your Views

Kentlands Hero Remembered Kentlands lost one of its unsung heroes Thursday, April 27. John Carman was the president of Rodgers Consulting who did the civil engineering work for Kentlands and Lakelands. Before New Urbanism was called New Urbanism, John’s staff…

The Big Picture

My kids are constantly asking me to look at something. Usually it is a YouTube video of a buzzer beater or the latest animal to become an Internet sensation. I have gotten less and less adept at feigning interest. Well,…

House Rules

Some days, parenthood feels like one big bureaucracy. Being successful at the parenting game is like a never ending congressional session; complicated, long and divisive. Let’s face it people, fairly representing diverse groups is hard; everyone has an agenda that…

Sooner or Later

They say that opposites attract and I guess my marriage is living proof of that. While we share the same fundamental values, our approach to everyday life is a study in contrast. My neat husband tolerates my love of piles…

Lottery Did Not Change My Life

I believe there are two kinds of luck. You can be lucky in that you land on your feet time and time again despite little effort and even less logic. Or you can possess luck that lets you win things:…

Getting Sick Away From Home: A Survival Guide

We were having a terrific New Year’s Weekend in Philadelphia! My college roommate’s daughter married a wonderful young doctor from a delightful family, and we were celebrating at a black tie, New Year’s Eve gala at a classy, Main Line…

Run Toward the Car

The night after Thanksgiving a relative got the call every parent dreads. The call notifying them that their 18-year-old son had been in a serious accident. He was a passenger in a car that slid off a winding road, hit…

My Life vs. Made-for-TV Movies: Christmas Edition

Forget about shopping, wrapping and to-do lists! ‘Tis the season to let yourself get lost in a predictable Christmas movie. Each season, stations air countless hours of original holiday programming. Now I know a scrooge or two who might argue…

The Future Is Now

The box sat in the corner unopened for days. Perhaps we knew once opened, the contents of that box would change our lives forever, so it was critical to get the timing just right. For in that carton was a…