Beware, Nationals fans – I am in a bad mood. I am usually a sunny disposition-type of person, but today I’m not, mainly because I got to work early for a meeting that ended up being canceled and no one told me. But that’s neither here nor there – I was in a bad mood to begin with, since Max Scherzer was announced as the starting pitchers for the Washington Nationals on opening day this year.
What’s the big deal – it’s only the first game out of 162 – why does it really matter ... read more
Growing up in a family of 11 kids with a grumpy, curmudgeon dad in St. Paul, Minnesota, comedian Louie Anderson has lots of family stories to tell to make you laugh out loud.
While some comedians talk about seeing a therapist for counseling, Anderson actually was a counselor, working with troubled kids.
"Because I come from an abusive household, they related to me," Anderson said. "I knew what to say," and sometimes he used humor to break the tension. If a kid told him he wanted ... read more
Kelly Phebus, owner of 505 North Gallery and Studio, is Frederick Art Works' guest blogger.
Q&A with Adreinne Kralick
Meet Northern Virginia artist Adrienne Kralick — painter, teacher, global citizen. She has recently returned after a sabbatical to paint and focus on her charity organization, Painting Brighter Futures, which helps children living in under-served communities of the U.S. and Africa improve their lives through education.
Kralick says: “I love to ... read more
I have to start today’s blog post by acknowledging the fact that the Frederick News-Post has done a decent job printing Washington Nationals articles this season. In a city that bleeds orange and black, it’s nice to see some increased coverage of the “other” Major League baseball team that’s a short driving distance from Frederick. So thanks, FNP – we Nationals fans appreciate the recent articles in the sports section highlighting the Nationals’ hopes for Spring Training and goals ... read more
And ... just in the knick of time! On the very last day of the month, here's a lightning round of suggestions for you to stream on Netflix. Remember: Only a few hours until March!
1. "House Of Cards" - Because, duh. The episodes went live just yesterday and even though I haven't been able to sit down with the season premiere, that trailer sure did look ominous, no? It's the flagship series from the company that is the future of television consumption. Yeah, I had my problems with season two, but ... read more
Mike Eli, James Young, Chris Thompson and Jon Jones have a come a long way since getting together as a band in their college days in Denton, Texas. That was 15 years ago and the band of musicians is now more like a band of brothers.
"Bands break up. Brothers are family and families works things out," said Jones, who plays bass for Eli Young Band.
That's how this band works, and works well it does. With three number one songs under their belt -- "Crazy Girl," "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" ... read more
I've been slammed over the past few weeks. So this is another classic hit. And still somewhat relevant:
A couple of weeks ago, I sat in rapt attention as the President of the United States delivered (or, more than likely read) his State of the Union Speech. Most of the highlights were hit: America is strong (doubtful); the economy is recovering (as long as more and more people drop out of the workforce, the unemployment numbers can remain artificially low); and peace and prosperity for all Americans ... read more