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Turning British

I have never been to England—or is it Great Britain?—but my husband thinks that I think I live there. And for the silliest reason. These days, and for about the past year, when I watch television, I almost only ever…

Kitchen Tales

My mother was our family storyteller. Since she was born in the mid-1880s and didn’t have me until she was in her mid 40s, she had direct connections to family members who traveled in an ox-drawn covered wagon from New…

It’s A Wrap

The presents are unwrapped. The decorations are packed away. I am down to eating only three meals a day with nary a party in sight. The kids are back in school. Order has been restored. And I am miserable. I…

Honoring the Undeniable Past

To the extent that I was grown up by age 14, I “grew up” in a little town in Massachusetts. And, I thought, that was the end of it. When my father’s employer moved him to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968,…

Your Views

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

In addition to snow, Kentlands Tree Lighting guests were treated to Santa’s arrival and goody bags distributed by Joe Pritchard, KDP president.

Despite the snowy weather, about 50 Kentlands and Lakelands residents gathered in Market Square with the Kentlands Downtown Partnership to light the holiday tree. An event that could have been quiet due to the weather was filled with the joyful…

Driven to Distraction

We all know the dangers of driving while distracted, and lawmakers have banned many of the offending distractions. There is one that they have overlooked, and I am here to alert the powers that be. They need to start drafting…

Latent Physical Fitness

So I finally decided to try to get myself in somewhere on the physical fitness spectrum. It’s never too late, right? After all, I have a few months before I turn 60. I have never been in good physical condition.…

Carol Sher Lives Life With a Bit of a Giggle

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Creator of the diva-and-feline duo Lulu and Mew, artist Carol Sher cuddles real-life cat Max.

Meet Lulu and Mew, the incorrigibly fun girlfriend and her faithful sidekick cat. Lulu is your sister, daughter, mother, aunt, cousin or friend—or the BFF you wish you had. “I started drawing Lulu when I was about 10 years old,”…

Decorum

I grew up in a house that any builder would be proud to present as a model home. Not because of its size, but because it was meticulously decorated and looked like no one lived there. That is, until you…

The Discreet Charms of Baltimore

Photo | John Schlichting

Night falls over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Henri Matisse, Léon Bakst, passionate collectors, unique homes, upscale dining and growing sophistication make Baltimore an ideal getaway for a weekend, or even a long Saturday or Sunday jaunt. If your idea of Baltimore is based on John Waters’ idiosyncratic…