Third career in fourth quarter

By: Barbara Ruben

After serving for 20 years in the Mary land General Assembly, Gloria Lawlah thought it might be time to retire at 68.“I was quite ready to come home and hit the golf balls,” she recalled of what ended up being a very short-lived hiatus from public service.Just a month later, in February 2007, she was appointed Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Aging — a job made... READ MORE

Druid Hill Park’s 150th birthday

By: Carol Sorgen

For many Baltimoreans, Druid Hill Park was virtually their own backyard.In the summer of 1948 when Leona Holly was 15 years old, she would leave her house almost every day for her “second home,” Druid Hill Park. “It was my favorite destination,” the now 76-year-old Baltimore City resident recalled. “When you didn’t have a lot of money, you could always... READ MORE

Do-it-yourself publishing arrives

By: Carol Sorgen

It used to be that if you wanted to become a published author, you had few options.You could try to get your manuscript into the hands of an editor at a publishing house, with or without an agent’s help, hoping they could whip it into shape, get it into some book stores, and drum up enough interest to sell a few copies and earn you some modest royalties.Or you could go to a... READ MORE