Spinal Tarp

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:17 PM ON FRI MAY 17 2019
Who is rarin’ for some Esoterica? Which, as you know, is the title of a long-forgotten 1987 release from Def Leppar…

Howard County Council proposes amendment to in…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU MAY 16 2019
Howard County Council proposes amendment to increase funding in school budget  (Link to Baltimore Sun Article) One thi…

The Race for Speaker

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:10 PM ON FRI APR 26 2019
Editor’s note: what follows is the First Guest Op-Ed in Spartan Considerations history…unless you count the pieces crafte…

Howard County Cancels School Redistricting????

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI APR 26 2019
Howard County Cancels School Redistricting???? See Article – Howard Board of Education: Bill extending development wait tim…

March 18 2019

• MARYLANDER’S THOUGHTS   8:04 AM ON THU APR 18 2019
This is a quote from Scripture which I found many years ago which I frequently meditate upon . I am thankful that I see it’…

April 17, 2019 thoughts

• MARYLANDER’S THOUGHTS   3:50 PM ON WED APR 17 2019
A Prayer of Transformation Loving Father,Here I am.  I trust that you have an incredible plan for me. Transform m…

Daily Thoughts 4/15/19

• MARYLANDER’S THOUGHTS   6:24 AM ON MON APR 15 2019
I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I 

Daily Thoughts 4/14/19

• MARYLANDER’S THOUGHTS   4:40 PM ON SUN APR 14 2019
In the letter to the Philippians we read about how Jesus, as the Eternal Word, was equal to God and yet didn’t desire to…

From Thomas Merton

• MARYLANDER’S THOUGHTS   11:59 AM ON SAT APR 13 2019
“What we are – our identity – is only truly known to God – not ourselves, not to other men. The greatest terror of…

Howard County School Surcharge Fee Enabling Le…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON APR 8 2019
House Bill 1409 History  Could it be? Is it So? A giant leap for APFO? Take a look at the link for yourself… …

Why Howard County is Facing Record Budget Defi…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   7:15 PM ON FRI APR 5 2019
If you do not have time to read this now, click HERE to enter your email to save the pdf version. “What we have …

State Bill 0653 moves forward another step…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE MAR 19 2019
State Bill 0653 moves forward another step…  Source – Regional Schools Bill Moves With MACo Amendment – Maryland Ass…

Comparison of Howard County and Baltimore Coun…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE MAR 12 2019
Comparison of Howard County and Baltimore County Impact Fees Source – House Bill 0449 Baltimore County – Development Imp…

In Solidarity

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:19 PM ON SUN MAR 10 2019
The recent attack-by-proxy on local citizen-activist Deeba Jafri is a prime example of the moral bankruptcy of what pa…

School Mitigation from Development

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON MAR 4 2019
House Bill 1409 “After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your b…

Bills would let Baltimore County impose fees o…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE FEB 26 2019
Bills would let Baltimore County impose fees on developers to help build schoolsIs this article also about Howard County?Th…

Functionally Obsolete

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:54 PM ON MON FEB 25 2019
In signs that development challenges are occurring in the world outside of Howard County, Maryland (“perish the thou…

Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   7:30 PM ON SAT FEB 23 2019
Maryland’s proposed Clean Energy Act (HB1158/SB0516) will increase carbon emissions and natural gas consumption, unless the…

Village Idiom

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:10 PM ON WED FEB 20 2019
I saw a Facebook post from the Wilde Lake Community Association this afternoon.  Apparently, “the nomination pe…

HoCo Council, Kamala Harris, BLM

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:20 PM ON SUN FEB 10 2019
Incense and ShibbolethsWell, not so much incense…but Tahitian Vanilla candles provide a welcoming atmosphere for ref…

Hitch & George

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:31 AM ON THU FEB 7 2019
I warned you, there might be book reviews.  Coincidentally, “There Might Be Book Reviews” opened for “They …

CR-3-2019 APFO Road Mitigation Subsidies

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED FEB 6 2019
CR-3-2019 Traffic Mitigation For Growth Why is CR-3-2019 Important? *The community expressed concerns about …

Death Grip on Optimism

• HOW COME?   1:02 PM ON SUN FEB 3 2019
New Year. New Executive. TOTALLY New County Council. New Hope…at least a glimmer. (Note I am speaking entirely of local H…

Howard County Bird Box Challenge

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI FEB 1 2019
Howard County Bird Box ChallengePublic Testimony on the DRRAThe day after the superbowl, the freshman county council will …

If only the snow were a few hours earlier…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON JAN 14 2019
If only the snow were a few hours earlier…Chances are you needed to check in more than one location to see what is open …

Cheat Sheet for Howard County Delegation Work …

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI JAN 11 2019
  Howard County Delegation Work Session onAdequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Process, School Redistricting, …

Rested, Renewed, and Ready for the Next Round

• HOW COME?   7:29 PM ON WED JAN 2 2019
I certainly enjoyed a welcome break for the last five weeks. I took advantage of the lack of HoCo legislative activity to s…

And so in closing…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:10 AM ON MON DEC 31 2018
Some random thoughts:At the risk of invoking the Spectre of Mawkishness, I found myself actively searching for Christm…

Howard County is giving it 100% in 2019!

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON DEC 31 2018
Howard County is giving it 100% in 2019!Well, let’s not shoot for the moon. How about 105%, 110%, and 115% respectively? …

An APFO Carol

• HOCO APFO   12:00 PM ON MON DEC 24 2018
An APFO CarolA slightly twisted version showing change can occur.  Growth’s GHOST. Growth was dead: to begin with. Th…