About A Miner Detail and Ryan Miner

Welcome to A Miner Detail!

Introducing A Miner Detail 

AMD talks about inside baseball in Maryland politics.

We call out political hypocrisy when we see it, regardless of who the person is or the office they hold.

A Miner Detail isn’t everybody’s favorite Maryland politics blog.

We have earned our fair share of critics and wear it as a badge of honor.

We’re not on the left.

And we’re not on the right.

A Miner Detail is straight down the middle of the political spectrum.

A Miner Detail’s Coverage 

  • The Maryland General Assembly;
  • The Wes Moore administration
  • Elections
  • Municipal, state, and federal issues;
  • Maryland Business and Economics;
  • Education;
  • Municipal and county governments;
  • Transportation and infracture;
  • Pop culture;
  • And even television shows;
  • And much more.

A Miner Detail’s Evolution 

This Maryland politics blog site has evolved since it launched in 2015.

A Miner Detail sticks to the facts; sometimes, we share our opinions.

We editorialize and take positions on Maryland news-related issues.

And sometimes, A Miner Detail publishes content unrelated to Maryland politics.

(We love movies and television.)

Eventually, you’ll see an article that’ll make you think, “I can’t stand this site!”

But at A Miner Detail, we do our best to practice authentic journalism despite what critics say.

News Standards | Opinion | Analysis 

A Miner Detail publishes content that’s invariably and scrupulously fact-checked.

We report the news and analyze what’s happening in Maryland politics.

And we sometimes editorialize, taking positions on critical Maryland political issues.

Hi, I’m Ryan Miner

I’m the editor of A Miner Detail.

I founded A Miner Detail in April 2015 and launched A Miner Detail Podcast in January of the same year.

Email me at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com

Give me a call or send me a text: (240) 744-7075.


This is a photograph of A Miner Detail Editor and Founder Ryan Miner.


A Little Bit About Me 

I am a lifelong Marylander, born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland! I guess I’m an ol’ country boy.

Where I Went To School  

  • I am a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School.
  • In 2008, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University and graduated in 2008.
  • And in 2020, I finished my M.B.A. and graduated from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University.


This is a photograph of Ryan Miner's 2008 Duquesne University graduation.


Organizations For Which I’m Associated 

I am a proud alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity and a former Boy Scout.

In 2014, I was inducted into Rotary International.


This is a photograph of Ryan Miner's Rotary International induction in February 2014.


Older Adult Advocacy

I am passionate about older adult advocacy, especially for individuals battling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

I frequently volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Mental Health Advocacy

My wife, Kimberly, and I advocate for increased mental health resources in public schools. We also volunteer for a nonprofit teen suicide prevention organization.

Aside from Maryland politics, I occasionally publish content on mental and emotional health from a first-person perspective, discussing and sharing my journey with depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Other Cool Stuff About Me 

In January 2022, I launched Delta Marketing, a small-shop SEO agency helping small businesses, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits leverage their web traffic into new customer conversions.

If you’ve read A Miner Detail for some time, you know I’m notorious for sprinkling Sopranos references throughout my writing.

I am a huge Sopranos fan, and in March 2022, I launched the Glorified Crew Sopranos Blog.

In September 2022, I co-founded The Senior Soup and The Senior Soup Podcast, a digital resource hub for Maryland seniors, with a professional colleague.


This is a photograph of Ryan Miner at the Maryland State House.


I Believe in Redemption

I frequently incorporate my own redemption narrative into my writing, speaking openly, honestly, and transparently about my past mistakes, overcoming adversity, and helping others confront the ghosts of their past.

I made many mistakes in my early 20s, and I want to use this platform to demonstrate that we can own our pasts and live in the present without our mistakes defining who we are today.

My momma always said, ‘You’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.'” – Forrest Gump

I Married Way Out of My League 

I am married to my beautiful, brilliant wife, Kimberly, and we have two exceptional children, Josh and Paige.


This is Ryan Miner & Kimberly Miner's wedding photograph in St. Michaels.


Dedicated to Dick & Maureen Hann 

I dedicate A Miner Detail to my grandparents, Dick and Maureen Hann.

My late grandfather, Carroll Richard Hann, passed away on December 22, 2020.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my Pap and the impact he had on him. I miss home every day.

My grandparents were always avid news readers. They loved reading the news and discussing what happened in Hagerstown at the dinner table!

I remember on Sundays growing up, my grandparents and I would watch Meet the Press together before going to Mass.

(My grandparents mostly read our hometown newspaper, The Herald-Mail, known today as Herald-Mail Media.)


Dick & Maureen Hann are Ryan Miner's grandparents. They are pictured together in this photograph.


My grandmother, Maureen Hann, my later grandfather’s wife of 69 years, loved to read newspapers!

In 2010, my Grandma Maureen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She’s still with us today and lives in a memory care community in Hagerstown.

When I visit my grandmother in her memory care community, I love reading the newspaper to her.


This is a photograph of Maureen Hann, Ryan Miner's grandmother.


My grandparents shared their love of news with me as a little boy. Since then, I’ve always been fascinated by the newsgathering process and admired journalism and the journalists who keep us informed.

In the spring of 2007, as a college junior at Duquesne University, I interned at KDKA Radio News in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Two years later, I interned at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland.


Carroll Richard Hann is Ryan Miner's late grandfather


Contact Ryan Miner

Email: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com

Give us a call: (240) 244-7075