June 1, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 51-year-old gay male. I have a sweet, dear friend I'll call "Samantha" who is slightly older. The problem is, she wants more than friendship. She insists on spending time with me and calls me daily. She hugs me repeatedly when she goes to leave, and kisses my neck or cheek - whichever she can get to. Samantha has touched me in a way that makes me uncomfortable. She places herself so her body touches my hand or arm. When she does, I quickly remove it. She says I remind her of her brother, but I'm not feeling a sibling relationship here.
December 27, 2015
Everyone calls him: Rudy. Home: Center City, born in Kenya. Family: Wife; Shirin; daughters, Safiya, Nyla Koncurat. Diploma: University of Waterloo, actuarial science. Resume: Co-founded Kenexa, in Wayne, a 2,800-employee, human resources software and research firm. Continuing education: Playing poker, $5,000 stake. Why: "People show the strength of their hand through their body language. I started picking up on tells because I can use them in business in tough negotiations.
November 14, 2015 |
For Rea Rossi, sound has always been a tricky thing: elusive and slippery, wrangled only with therapy, concentration, and excellent hearing aids. So Rossi, 29, an artist based in Fishtown, began contemplating how to capture it and make it tangible, solid enough to wrap around a wrist or drape over her shoulders. The resulting artworks - visualizations meant to represent sound waves created in a computer-assisted design program and 3D-printed from nylon - are somewhere on the spectrum between jewelry and sculpture.
July 9, 2015 |
On the first day of the Flyers' development camp, Kim Dillabaugh spent a couple of hours on the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, working with a few of the organization's goaltending prospects, his most important pupil still enjoying his summer vacation. The Flyers announced last week that they had hired Dillabaugh to be their goaltending coach, handing him the responsibility for developing those prospects, yes, but also for coaxing continued excellence from the team's best and most important player last season: Steve Mason.
January 17, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (*****) You will earn your reputation as the pioneer of the zodiac this weekend. Routine might be comfortable, but for excitement you want diversity. In that frame of mind, you take off for yonder places. Different settings draw different people. You gain a new palette of opportunities by Saturday night. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (*****) Being with "the person" makes tonight through Saturday night magical and worth all the hassles it took to get you there.
February 4, 2014 |
Everyone said the right thing. The 76ers all talked about working hard, remaining upbeat during a long, hard rebuilding process. That's what the Sixers said. Their body language revealed something totally different. It showed that this season is beginning to take a toll. It was visible on their faces Saturday in the second half of a 113-96 setback to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Thaddeus Young sat motionless on the scorers' table toward the end of a fourth-quarter timeout.
December 20, 2013 |
Thaddeus Young of the 76ers has not been one to mute his voice. But the power forward's body language after Wednesday's practice showed someone in the midst of a dreadful season. So what's the most frustrating thing for him right now? "The way we are losing," said Young, whose team is 7-19 and on a seven-game losing streak. "The first half is always great. That third quarter always takes its toll on us. You get down another 10, 15 points. It's hard to come back, sometimes, from those deficits.
August 9, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Since he declared himself "brain-dead" the day before he missed the cut at last month's British Open, Rory McIlroy has been looking for ways to become more positive as he prepares to defend his title at the PGA Championship. He thinks he's found something. As a sportscaster once said, let's go to the videotape. "I've been watching a few videos of [a victory] last year at Kiawah and watching some videos of some of my best weeks that I've played," McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the season's final major.
July 3, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19) As the saying goes, "From an acorn grows a mighty oak. " Be sure your little idea is getting all the tending it needs to grow into a big idea. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Like a cosmetic advertiser, life might try to convince you that what's in the bottle will make you beautiful for $100. Do your research, though, because there's a $3 version that's just as effective. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) You know the truth when you hear it. Believing one true thing will change your whole day for the better.
February 8, 2013 |
A DAY AFTER his team had been thoroughly beaten by an Indiana Pacers group that was playing its third game in as many nights, 76ers coach Doug Collins didn't do a video-study session to point out mistakes in the 88-69 loss. In fact, he pretty much gave his team the day off, save for some light shooting and some weight lifting. Collins wanted to reflect, and remind his players of how lucky they are to have the job they do. "Last night, after the game we had to let Shelvin Mack go," Collins said Thursday.