Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," 1942, oil on canvas, depicts a voyeuristic portrayal of ambiguous urban alienation and impersonalization as three customers and a soda jerk spend time together in the harsh glare of artificial light in the middle of the night.
The voyeuristic stark world of American Scene realist artist Edward Hopper was recently displayed at the
WE GET LETTERS!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Karl Rove and Tony Snow have announced their intention to leave George W. Bush's White House. They join the ranks of counselor Dan Bartlett, budget director Rob Portman, political director Sara Taylor, and deputy national security advisers J.D. Crouch and Meghan O'Suillvan.
When we arrived in
Monday, August 20, 2007
John W. Ashbury
Unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - or Congress itself - makes an exception, or postpones the effective date of the Real ID sections of a funding bill passed in 2005, Maryland's drivers' licenses will no longer be acceptable as proof positive of who you say you are as of May 11, 2008, just eight months away.
The man in the crisp white uniform gave me a hard nudge. I looked around quizzically. A person behind me whispered, "You were talking too loud!" I nodded and lowered my voice. The line moved agonizingly slow in the 99-100 degree heat of
Friday, August 17, 2007
This mid-Atlantic region is blessed. One John "Lennie" Thompson may be, it figures, all this democracy can support. But we apparently have two; the other operates in
Anger, fear, and hate fuel much of the political discussions that take place today. Labeling an opponent - or an issue - with a moniker that has a preconceived definition has become commonplace as a method in garnering support for a position or a candidate. The art and adroitness of conciliation has been shoved aside with "it's my way or the highway" type of mentality.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Daily we march closer and closer to the O'Malley special tax session of the Maryland General Assembly and the financial repercussions the average citizen will endure. Significant tax increases can be avoided or abated if a little common sense is applied to state government.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
After several weeks of Wall Street volatility, it appears that the market has hopefully finally exhaled and calmed down.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The carnival at
Those halcyon days of summer are quickly coming to an end. The lazy days of little responsibility, long evenings of late sunsets, and friends available at all times of the day. Yep, just around the corner is another year when school books and dirty looks will abound.