June 27, 2012
I am getting married in 100 days. I've had a hard time feeling like this whole wedding thing is real. It has at times seemed too adult, too overwhelming, too far away to actually be a thing that is going to happen. My overall disbelief has been peppered with moments that yank me out of the cloud and whip my head around. I was at a work meeting, making conversation with someone I had just met, and heard my voice saying, “I'm getting married on October 6.” I'd said that before, but not to someone who didn't already know I was engaged.
April 11, 2012
6 weeks to a better body We are now six weeks (!) from the beginning of pool and beach season. But fret not. The plan below details how, by making small changes each week, you can have your body looking leaner and ready for outdoor summer festivities. View the photo gallery Each week, you will be given a new piece to the overall exercise and nutrition plan. As we add new pieces each following week, do these in addition the everything from the previous weeks.
March 27, 2012
At mealtime, the South Campus Dining Room on the University of Maryland's campus is more town hall than eating space, a meeting spot abuzz with the goings-on of class, nightlife and, of course, Maryland sports. So when an electronic "BEAT WILLIAM & MARY" countdown clock inside the dining room began ticking down the days until Sept. 1 earlier this week , the discussion inevitably turned to the beleaguered program expected to dispatch that same Tribe, A.J. Francis listened in. The nose tackle shook his head at what he heard.
March 5, 2012
With less than three weeks remaining before "The Hunger Games" movie is released, I thought it was time to join the 20-plus millions who have read books in Suzanne Collins' hit trilogy. (That and the contunued urging of my teen-age niece, K.T.) Collins' tale about the life-or-death competition among youngsters in post-apocalyptic North America was aimed at a young adult audience -- much like Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series -- but has swept far beyond that group.
December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center , where employees worked to sweep them up. There, the ball had already dropped - long before the stroke of midnight which, for most, would mark the beginning of 2012. But the midday revelers Saturday said the annual tradition offered by the Science Center, and another at Port Discovery , allows kids - and some parents - to enjoy the traditional New Year's countdown and still get a full night's sleep.
December 30, 2011
Although the first voting for presidential delegates is still four days off in Iowa, the political crystal-ball gazers are already speculating which Republican candidates will survive and which will fall off the cliff into oblivion. It's being said that if Mitt Romney wins in a state in which he only began to campaign in earnest in recent days, and then goes on a week later to repeat the feat in the New Hampshire primary, the ballgame will be over. If, on the other hand, Mr. Romney falls short in Iowa, it will be said that victory in New Hampshire will be vital to his hopes, and the other Republican candidates may live to fight another day. In 1980, Ronald Reagan was expected to sweep through Iowa, but he showed up only on the weekend before the state's precinct caucuses and got bloodied by the hard-working team of George H.W. Bush.