Get expos-ed in October

By: Stuart Rosenthal

While the month of May is known as U.S. Older Americans Month, the month of October is the metro area’s Month of 50+Expos.Over a 12-day period this October, there will be 5 days of entertaining and informative events within easy driving distance of Howard County residents who are over 50 or love someone who is.In ColumbiaFirst, on Friday, Oct. 16, is the Howard County 50Plus Expo,... READ MORE

What could we have done?

By: Stuart Rosenthal

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been going over and over in my mind what’s been reported about a recent murder on the Washington Metro.For those who didn’t hear about it, or perhaps missed the details, let me recap: A knifing took place in the early afternoon on the 4th of July aboard a train heading toward the National Mall for the Independence Day... READ MORE

Do we save too much?

By: Stuart Rosenthal

Just a few years ago, before the Great Recession hit, economists were reporting a “negative savings rate” among Americans. That meant many of us were spending even more than we earned each year.How could that be? At the time, hard as it may be to remember now, the rising stock market and booming housing prices gave many Americans such a sense of wealth and optimism about the... READ MORE

Looking back and ahead

By: Stuart Rosenthal

A reader wrote me recently to say she clipped and saved the “Man of Valor” column I wrote last year as a eulogy to my late father, and that she has read it many times since. She suggested I reprint it in our upcoming editions as a Father’s Day column.I was touched by the request. I am not reprinting it here, however, as the column is available on our website at... READ MORE

Plane thoughts

By: Stuart Rosenthal

What I didn’t tell you in my column last month, about the future of print media, was that I wrote it partially in preparation for a speech I was to give on that topic at a national conference.It so happened that I flew to Chicago for the conference on March 24, the very day Germanwings Flight 9525 was intentionally crashed into the French Alps by its co-pilot.I fly on commercial... READ MORE

A future for print?

By: Stuart Rosenthal

Sometimes it seems to me like the march of “progress” is so enamored of the bright, shiny future that it too readily jettisons the best of the past. This particularly feels like the case regarding the way many have dismissed the world of print in the face of today’s ever-changing digital devices.Now, I’m no troglodyte. I use a computer and an Android smartphone all... READ MORE