Spanking Continues to be Deceptively Characterized as Beating

When you read articles such as the recent discussion of the practice of spanking in various school programs throughout the country, the liberal bias is obvious. You would think that intelligent adults could have a reasonable dialog about the merits and potential abuses of such a practice without resorting to such obvious straw man tactics. Yes, spanking can be abused and youngsters can...
read more

Catonsville Recognized for its Small Town Atmosphere

I enjoyed reading the article by Dan Collins in today’s Baltimore Examiner that highlighted the small town look-and-feel of our local Catonsville.  Entitled “Old Catonsville: A bit of Norman Rockwell in the suburbs.” Collins tried to pinpoint the unique ambiance of our hometown.  He traces the historical background of the town and comments on a number of local points...
read more

Hawaii Trip Begins for Apples and Levins

Friday was the send-off for the much-anticipated trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai for the Apple and Levin families along with Faith Leake.  The excited faces pictured here many months earlier had just received the surprise announcement of the upcoming trip.  But now the moment has arrived and the trip promises to be everything we had expected.  The logistics of the long flight...
read more

Hard to Get Teary-Eyed Over Financial Troubles of Ed McMahon

In these days of economic hardship and mounting pressure of foreclosures, rising gas prices, etc. there are many stories that tug at our heart strings.  The self-inflicted financial woes of former Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon fail to rise to that level.  Ed has gone public with his appeal for public compassion as he tries to paint his plight in the same hue as the hard luck...
read more

The Lighter Side — You Think You Have Your Wires Crossed

When you contact the help desk for technical support and are passed over to someone in India, this might be why things don’t get...
read more

Picture Slideshow From Germany Trip

Here is the link to the slideshow from our Germany trip … just click on slideshow: Germany Trip – January 2008 This free Picasa software from Google is pretty slick – you can change the number of seconds between pictures… it’s simple to load pictures and assign...
read more