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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…

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Common Sense Associated With Running More Miles Let me begin my letter by describing how my day began one recent Tuesday. I had decided to stop by Starbucks on my way to work and left my house around 6 a.m.…

Doug Gansler’s Beach Week Lesson

Without taking a position on the Maryland gubernatorial race or on the merits of Doug Gansler as a possible future governor of the state, I have had some thoughts about his presence at a party of underage people during “Beach…

College Applications: A Disclaimer

With the frantic and competitive atmosphere of college applications to the nation’s most prestigious schools, senior year is not quite the easy, breezy cap to high school that it is billed as. As a senior in Richard Montgomery’s International Baccalaureate…

Naptitude

As the world gets darker and more complicated by the day, we could all use some good news. I received just that while avoiding all the important things left undone in my world and trolling Facebook the other day. There,…

The Courage to Grow Old

Once again, I am visiting my parents at their home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I was here in August and so for this visit, there is a welcome coolness in the air. It is autumn. Yesterday, my father had…