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C'mon, General Assembly! Give the Big Fella a...

• THE 53   9:11 PM ON SUN DEC 21 2014
Quite an interesting time at the Howard County delegation meeting to hear testimony on prefiled bills last Thursday night.¬...

The Luxury of Time

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   7:15 PM ON SUN DEC 21 2014
Ned Tillman commented on yesterday’s post about taking time. “My wish for everyone is that they make the time t...

Some things I think..... holiday edition

• THE 53   9:42 AM ON SAT DEC 20 2014
People seem to like these "some things I think" posts that I write because they always seem to bump up the page v...

Over the River

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   10:01 PM ON FRI DEC 19 2014
Yesterday I headed out to combine CSA and Friends and Farms basket pickups with a few Christmas preparation errands. A cold...

Of Two Regimes

• THE 53   10:47 PM ON THU DEC 18 2014
It's not often that this blog goes international, but developments of this week call for it. I'm very disturbed b...

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Info Session a...

• BEYOU A MAKER SPACE COMMUNITY   10:59 AM ON THU DEC 18 2014
Don’t Miss Girls Who Code at HCC Today!! Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Info Session Today at 4:30PM Howar...

Home for the Holidays

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   7:33 PM ON WED DEC 17 2014
Yesterday we took a trip back to my husband’s home town. Mainly because we hadn’t been there in 18 months, and ...

A Culture of Caring

• BEYOU A MAKER SPACE COMMUNITY   4:46 PM ON WED DEC 17 2014
Conscious Capitalism РA Culture of Caring Written by Jonathan E. Johnson III on 16 December 2014. Editor’s note...

A Little on Some Minor Blog Developments

• THE 53   9:53 PM ON TUE DEC 16 2014
So if you look on the right side of the Zesty Topicality, you'll see some new blogs listed.  I've decided to pos...

Welcome, new bloggers

• HOCOBLOGS IN THE COMMUNITY   1:39 PM ON TUE DEC 16 2014
Welcome, new bloggers. We’re nearing the end of the year, so let’s enjoy this last blast of new bloggers before...

Maryland's Budget Shoes are Dropping

• THE 53   10:09 PM ON MON DEC 15 2014
So the projected combined budget deficit in Maryland government over the next two fiscal years (FY15 that ends June 30 and ...

Local Butchers

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   7:44 PM ON MON DEC 15 2014
It’s almost the holidays. For us that means celebration food. Like crown roasts. Osso Buco. Tenderloin for my birthda...

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Inform...

• BEYOU A MAKER SPACE COMMUNITY   11:45 AM ON MON DEC 15 2014
Girls Who Code will be coming to Columbia, MD this Thursday, 12/18 to talk about the exciting Summer Immersion program opp...

A Holiday Gift for You, The Loyal Reader

• THE 53   10:58 PM ON SUN DEC 14 2014
Several months ago I presented an excerpt from a novel I am working on, "Walker's Progress".  If you missed...

The Dark Days

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   10:06 PM ON SAT DEC 13 2014
The time of year when the sun is in the opposite hemisphere, and our daylight hours get shorter and shorter. On December 21...

Re-entry and related musings

• THE 53   7:18 AM ON SAT DEC 13 2014
Many know that I just started working in DC again two weeks ago.  My office is on 15th St. NW, between L and M Streets, ju...

Blurring the Lines

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   8:04 PM ON FRI DEC 12 2014
Between markets, delivery services, cooperatives, and CSAs. I can’t help but notice as a result of being part of most...

CA Moves, EC Restores

• THE 53   10:11 PM ON THU DEC 11 2014
Lots of fascinating news regarding Howard County's two biggest towns/geographical concentrations/whatever, don't ...

Dangerous Alliance

• THE 53   10:08 PM ON WED DEC 10 2014
Some who read this blog may recall that I was once the President of the Howard County Citizens Association  (HCCA).  That...

Tis The Season

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   6:45 PM ON WED DEC 10 2014
Christmas season is well underway around here. The tree is finally trimmed. The Christmas cards are done. I picked up the...

The Five Per Cent Solution

• THE 53   10:17 PM ON TUE DEC 9 2014
So to address the affects of an expected $14 million shortfall in the county budget, County Executive Kittleman has asked a...

The Linden Library Tastings

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   6:38 PM ON TUE DEC 9 2014
2014 edition. This is the aftermath. This year we tasted cabernets and Hardscrabble blends. What is a library tasting? Ev...

A Peek at the Week

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   7:10 PM ON MON DEC 8 2014
In food. From my two local, seasonal, regional food sources here in Howard County. It may be December but with the advent o...

In Search Of Kielbo

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   9:23 PM ON SUN DEC 7 2014
Our search for a local source of fresh kielbasa continues. For my husband, who grew up in a town where kielbasa was made a ...

TV worth watching: Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia...

• FRANK HECKER   7:00 AM ON THU NOV 27 2014
Bookshop proprietor Shioriko Shinokawa (Ayame Goriki) and her partners in deduction Hajime Shida (Katsumi Takahashi) and Da...

Md. family’s heartbreak turns into foundatio...

• THE PICK ME UP FOUNDATION   6:31 AM ON SAT NOV 22 2014
From Fox 5 News COLUMBIA, Md. –¬†Here is a follow up to a story we brought you earlier this year. It is the story of...

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods plans appr...

• FRANK HECKER   6:55 PM ON FRI NOV 21 2014
tl;dr: I testify in support of the plan for Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods and the Planning Board approves it (note: c...

Dust Off The Old Instrument And Donate

• THE PICK ME UP FOUNDATION   5:40 AM ON FRI NOV 21 2014
From WBAL News Radio 1090 on November 20th Anne Kramer A Howard County father is keeping his son’s memory alive thr...

Columbia family collecting instruments to hono...

• THE PICK ME UP FOUNDATION   6:31 AM ON THU NOV 20 2014
From ABC2News on November 19th Aaron Reed passed away suddenly in January Catherine Hawley   COLUMBIA, Md. РThey&...

Welcome, new bloggers

• HOCOBLOGS IN THE COMMUNITY   1:46 PM ON SUN NOV 16 2014
Welcome, new bloggers. We’re well on our way into fall, with the holidays fast approaching. Celebrate our new blogger...