I woke up surrounded by the darkness of an early-morning sky on a brisk November autumn morning in Delaware. I had driven the short ride from Prince George’s County, Maryland, to my neighboring …
I would like to greet this season of thanksgiving, grace and renewal with an attitude of gratitude — a clear acknowledgement and deep appreciation of the gifts bestowed on me by family, friends …
If you are one of the many people caring for an aging loved one, take the time to check in with them this holiday season, whether you live close by or are separated by hundreds of miles. It is more …
My dad’s hearing was damaged more than half a century ago when, as a young man, he trained to be an Army military policeman during the war in Korea. MPs were required to qualify for every …
Spencer Milo scrambled to his feet in the smoke and dust, his training and adrenaline taking over. He had seen the suicide bomber, a teenage boy, maybe 15, coming toward his platoon in the split …
Today marks the centennial of the establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, dedicated to unidentified remains of U.S. personnel who served in the military during wartime. For one of the few …
Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting, while trying to feed, entertain and beg-to-sleep an infant whose day care had closed, I needed a break but couldn’t really take one in April of 2020. Enter …
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Free speech with civility has been essential to our mission for years, and we know how important it is to a healthy democracy.
Daylight saving time ends in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday and most of us will be setting our clocks back an hour. There is a long-running debate about the benefit of the time change, given how it …
The best way to figure out how much you will pay for college is not to go by the sticker price. Instead, it’s to go by a college’s net price, which is often much lower. That’s …
Be extra cautious when you “fall back” Nov. 7. That’s the date we must set our clocks back one hour for daylight savings time. But watch out. The jarring shift to our daily …
The Chesapeake Bay has long inspired notable films, dating at least to 1965, when avid sailor and CBS news icon Walter Cronkite produced “The Sailing Oystermen” aboard the skipjack Ruby …
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is surrounded by the forests and marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, which protects the habitat that Tubman herself likely traveled …
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
During these past two years our educators have had a lot thrown at them. The constantly changing landscape of what education looks like was drastically altered during the pandemic. The challenge …
For the record, I’m vaccinated and will get the booster. Would I like to see everyone vaccinated? Yes. I, personally, believe it’s the right thing to do for others, let alone …
The beginning of a new term means classes, homework, friends, and parties. With such hectic lives, students often do not pay attention to one thing that could seriously injure or kill them: The …
Let me introduce you to my friend, Angie. I met Angie in 2017, when I first started working with the homeless for the city of Salisbury. She was a spitfire, standing maybe 5 feet 2 inches, but …
Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond obvious to say that these have …
By David Brandolph Building an adequate retirement nest egg is challenging enough. Imagine leaving your job and later being unable to find the pension owed to you or the retirement savings plan …
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.-2) are calling on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee …
Delawareans are blessed with not one but two nearby bays that are homes for delicious blue crabs: the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Delaware Bay to the east. While we need not get into a debate …
They say the world around us is returning to normal, but really, what is “normal” anymore? Words like “Zooming” and “social distancing” are now a regular part of …