Perils of the Private Eye

Remember the hard boiled private detective? The private investigator hired to save a client wrongly accused of some heinous crime was a staple of page and screen for many years. But in our casual-Fridays world, the detective who stood out for wearing a cheap suit is...

Put Death on the Schedule

The mourning process is a surreal and awkward experience in modern American society.  That shouldn’t come as a surprise. They pointed out to us in Sociology class (the only class required for all seniors when I was in high school) that our society doesn’t really “do”...

Good news, for a change

Boy Scout Troop 306 in Catonsville has a long tradition of presenting a bouquet of roses to the mother of a new Eagle Scout. At the troop’s most recent Eagle Scout investiture ceremony, however, flowers were presented to both the scout’s mother and his wife. And the...

A leopard changes its spots

My neighbor has decided to convert to Catholicism. That’s not news in most cases, people convert all the time. But the neighbor I’m referring to is not a person, it’s a church. St. Timothy’s (soon to be formerly) Episcopal Church, to be exact....