February 11, 2010
The epic storms of the past week have bent but not broken the daily lives of Marylanders. While many are hunkered down at home, others continue to exercise, work and shop in trying conditions. There are cab riders to be ferried, patients to tend to, and miles to log in running regimens. And a team of Baltimore recreation workers is toiling to prevent a costly skating-rink dome from suffering damage. For dedicated runner, 3 miles in snow 'an impulse thing' By Liz F. Kay Delip Rao threw caution to the considerable wind Wednesday afternoon.
February 17, 2014
I really think it's time my 12-year-old son took the white crayon from the window sill. As kids everywhere know, if you want a snow day from school, put the white crayon by the window and turn your pajamas inside out. This year, the superstitions worked beautifully. The schools have now run out of snow days and I've run out of patience. Don't misunderstand me. I love snow and the way it brightens up the dark and dreary winter landscape. And now that I'm a college professor, I, too, get snow days off from teaching.
December 8, 2013
With my uncanny sense of timing, I am coming down with some ague on my day off. So I am at home treating myself with sleep, hot tea, and whiskey, and thinking about forgoing the first two. I also have a pot of chili simmering on the stove against Kathleen's return home from work at Trinity Church in Towson. It is just as well to be home, because the Death From the Sky arrived within the last hour.* I see on Twitter that some of you who endured the brutality of this storm in the middle section of the country are snow-wimp-shaming us Mid-Atlantic sorts, with some justification, but I should explain some things to you. In four years at Michigan State and six at Syracuse, I understood that people can learn how to drive in snow, even very heavy snow.
February 20, 2014
Doesn't Baltimore care about the safety of its schoolchildren? The sidewalks around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute have still not been cleared of snow along Cold Spring Lane ( "Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record," Feb. 14). This forces students to disembark MTA buses into a very busy right lane of traffic. I had to stop my car and put my flashers on to encourage other drivers to slow down and allow the students to cross the street safely.
December 21, 2009
The Canadiens were forced to spend an extra night on Long Island because of a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the area. After a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the Islanders, the team waited an hour on its charter plane before the flight from Farmingdale, N.Y., was postponed until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canadiens spokesman Dominick Saillant said the team arrived in Atlanta early Sunday night for its game Monday night against the Thrashers. •Blues coach Andy Murray's job is safe for the time being, according to team President John Davidson . With the Blues lagging at the bottom of the Western Conference, the question of Murray's job security is in play.
February 8, 2010
The big snow arrived at just the wrong time for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland - at tournament time. Sunday night, IAAM officials announced changes to the schedules for basketball and swimming. Indoor soccer tournament details will come later. In basketball, the B and C conferences are to play their first-round games Wednesday. The quarterfinals in the A, B and C conferences will go Thursday, with the semifinals Saturday. The title games, originally scheduled for Sunday at Stevenson, will be moved to next Monday at a site yet to be determined.