Bay Reflections: Silo or Share

Silo or Share? By Nancy Lincoln Reynolds Recently I had a conversation with a young man who works in security research. His words suggested to me a correlation between cyber and personal vulnerability, while he was articulating an awareness of feeling unusually emotional. He described himself as having too much “attack surface.” I had to […]

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The Many Faces of Kindness

The Many Faces of Kindness By Kater Leatherman             Evidently it’s cool to be kind. This is good news given the self-possessed, self-focused, selfie era that we currently live in. Kindness really is a virtue and, with life being a challenging adventure at times, how can we be anything but? By definition, kindness means concern […]

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Polio: 60 years after Unveiling the Salk Vaccine

Polio: 60 years after Unveiling the Salk Vaccine By Bill Fine It began in 1954 as children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburg received the first polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. This was the beginning of a test that would involve nearly 2 million children in 44 states. The test would show the vaccine […]

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Prolific Writer Cecil Murphey Offers Lessons on Aging

Prolific Writer Cecil Murphey Offers Lessons on Aging By Leah Lancione Aging is a touchy subject to approach. Although we’re all aging as soon as we’re born, the reality of it is more difficult to face when it’s physically or mentally evident. Many twenty-somethings throw caution to the wind as far as their health is […]

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes By E. Hovey Each year at the beginning of December two holiday traditions commemorate the lives of America’s fallen heroes. If you participate in one or both of these memorable events, you will find it worth the trip. At dusk on Saturday, Dec. 6, the graves of the more than 23,000 […]

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We Are Not Yet Done …

BAY REFLECTIONS We Are Not Yet Done … By Nancy Lincoln Reynolds Many say that history repeats itself. Those of us who have lived beyond half a century understand what that means as we observe the ebb and flow of religious and political tides; the pendulum swings between conservative and liberal attitudes.  We see the […]

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The Oneidas Helped Save Our Revolutionary Army

The Oneidas Helped Save Our Revolutionary Army By Tom Lloyd (No matter where you stand on the name of the Washington Redskins, there can be no question about the noble role the Oneida Indians played in the Revolutionary War.)  If you thought this past Winter was a tough one, you don’t know Winter. In the […]

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Older, Wiser AND Happier?

Older, Wiser AND Happier? Studies suggest people become happier as they age. By Leah Lancione It’s no secret that as you age physically, things seem to decline, whether you are 30 or 70. Yet a recent study says people tend to become happier as they age mentally. A paper written by Heather L. Urry of […]

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When the War Came to the Bay

When the War Came to the Bay By Henry S. Parker, PhD             Around the shores of Chesapeake Bay and beneath its murky waters, the legacy of World War II lies buried and largely forgotten. As we approach Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, we naturally think of Normandy on the Atlantic and the […]

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Memorialize a Departed Loved One

Memorialize a Departed Loved One By Leah Lancione           It’s never easy to say goodbye to loved ones, but there are ways to keep their spirit alive while also bringing a smile to people’s faces. It’s particularly special to memorialize a veteran because by honoring just one, you are, in effect, acknowledging the service and […]

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It’s Spring and All Is Forgiven

It’s Spring and All Is Forgiven By Nancy Lincoln Reynolds          I could not help but be relieved at the sight of the first purple crocus that pushed its way through the still-frosty ground next to the stonewall. As I walked past, its brilliant lavender and yellow spectacle surprised me. Especially since only the day […]

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Reflect More, Risk More, Do More That Will Live On

Bay Reflections Reflect More, Risk More, Do More that Will Live On By Leah Lancione In one of his classic sermons, Tony Campolo, a sociology professor and well-known Christian speaker, describes a study of 50 people over the age of 95 who were asked what they would do differently if given the opportunity to live […]

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Lessons from the Bay: Overharvesting

Lessons from the Bay: Overharvesting By Nancy Lincoln Reynolds A man lived at the edge of a village opposite a tall mountain. He wanted to cultivate his garden, but was thwarted by two large rocks that sat in the middle of it. He was determined to move the rocks and so, after much effort, loaded […]

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Bay Reflections: Old Bay Seasoning

Bay Reflections: Old Bay Seasoning By Nancy Lincoln Reynolds   We are anxious about a unique aspect of environmental protection in some of our Bay communities. We’re not talking about flora or fauna in that sense, but one of our most important resources is endangered. Teen suicide is threatening to undermine the future of our […]

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Rediscovering Your Strengths in Tough Times

Rediscovering Your Strengths in Tough Times By Pat Jurgens Who among us has answers to stemming the financial downturn in the economy? Wall Street gurus didn’t predicte it; we can’t expect them to predict the future either. We’re on our own to determine how to preserve a nest egg or find work. Some of us […]

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TIME, TIDE, and TAXES – “Take a break, …. they’ll wait !”

TIME, TIDE, and TAXES “Take a break, …. they’ll wait !” By PHIL FERRARA For three long months winter has held the people of the Chesapeake Bay region in its icy and bone-chilling grip. But now as the vernal equinox approaches, those cold and damp winds blustering off the Bay are beginning to surrender. A […]

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Passing on the Special Gift of Giving!

Passing on the Special Gift of Giving! by Tricia Herban One of my Best Way To Get Over A Ex Boyfriend childhood memories is the time when I was standing next to my Dad’s desk while he was writing checks. He had papers everywhere and I had no idea what he was doing. It looked as […]

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SPECIAL GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS

                                                                                                                              Bay Reflections:                               SPECIAL GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS                                                                                                        By the Rev.Dr. Harold B. Wright, II  Wet dressing and doughnut holes. My mouth begins to water at the very mention of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wet dressing and doughnut holes. Oh, I like the turkey and pumpkin pie, and my eyes light up at the Christmas decorations and holiday […]

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