34th Street: Missed The Miracle

Post 616.122014 "Missed it by that much." -Secret Agent Maxwell Smart We decided that tonight would be a great night to take our annual trip to 34th Street in Hamden to check out the lights and lawns as only Baltimore can do. We left a little before 7 p.m., stopped at Starbucks to get a … Continue reading 34th Street: Missed The Miracle

If I Ran The Holiday – Adapted from Dr. Seuss in Honor of Black Friday

If I Ran The Holiday By Rus VanWestervelt Adapted from Dr. Seuss’ “If I Ran The Zoo”   It’s a pretty good day, Said Billy Big Box Store. And the reason it’s around, Is loaded with good ‘lore. But if I ran the holiday, Said Billy Big Box Dee, I’d make a few changes, All … Continue reading If I Ran The Holiday – Adapted from Dr. Seuss in Honor of Black Friday

Dear Haters: It’s Time to Recycle Your Energy

There certainly is a lot of hate in this world. At least, that's what I've noticed on the online forums at baltimoresun.com, patch.com, and (of course), Facebook and Twitter. As a teacher, I see it every day. Teens use social networking to bully, spew hatred, incite hating trends, and generally unleash a barrage of negative, … Continue reading Dear Haters: It’s Time to Recycle Your Energy

RunSlamBreak: My Response to Lindsay Amanda

The following is a response to "Fleeting," a post written and shared with me by a good soul, Lindsay Amanda, whom I had the honor to work with four years ago. Lindsay, I am both proud and humbled by your work, and I know you will cease the fleet to live and love, at every … Continue reading RunSlamBreak: My Response to Lindsay Amanda

It’s Not About You: Throwing the Red Flag on Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Campus Cabana swim team members celebrate a narrow home-meet victory against a rival pool. photo: Steve Killian, Towson, MD, July 2011 A string of penalties and punishments associated with unsportsmanlike behavior, both locally and nationally, has crossed our news feeds recently, sparking spirited debates in backyards, school parking lots, and online forums. The point of … Continue reading It’s Not About You: Throwing the Red Flag on Unsportsmanlike Conduct