April 19, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I've been divorced not quite a year. I've been seeing a guy since just before the divorce was final. Even though I didn't think I wanted a relationship, somehow he has grown on me, and I think, despite the baggage we both carry around, we have come to care about each other a lot. I thought I wanted someone to push me to do more and be the best me I could be, but he's very different from that - more tortoise than hare.
February 22, 2013 |
The William Penn Foundation said Wednesday that it would resume consideration of grant requests from city agencies, after the city Board of Ethics ruled that the foundation's largesse would not trigger the city's lobbying ordinance. If it were subject to that ordinance, the foundation would be forced to register and make quarterly financial disclosures. In a brief statement attributed to spokesman Tim Spreitzer, the foundation thanked the board for clarifying the scope of the lobbying ordinance.
September 17, 2012
It seems Bobby V took the time to say it ain't so. Sort of. Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn't trying to be critical when he said his struggling Sox had "the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball. " Yeah, ever and weakest and history are kind of definitive words. Anyway, two days after his latest inflammatory remark, Valentine offered up a clarification. He said: "The other day when I made a comment about our September roster, that wasn't meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization.
May 17, 2011
WILMINGTON - A federal bankruptcy judge indicated Monday that he was willing to approve documents outlining the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's proposed reorganization plan, including a $77 million settlement with nearly 150 alleged victims of priest sex abuse, once certain revisions are made. Judge Christopher Sontchi said at a hearing Monday that he wants the diocese to clarify its plans for paying pensions to priests, including those who are confirmed child abusers. The diocese sought bankruptcy protection in October 2009, on the eve of a series of trials involving child sex-abuse lawsuits.
April 5, 2011
Friday's PhillyClout column appeared to attribute to Adam Taxin a quote, on a local website, accusing City Council candidate Malcolm Lazin of being a "Republican in name only. " Taxin's actual quote was this: "Also, I can't necessarily prove this, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Lazin is about as much a Republican as I am a Brussels sprout. "
November 28, 2010
Flyers Notes NEWARK, N.J. - Upset that Mike Richards' overtime goal in Friday's shoot-out loss against Calgary was disallowed, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren believes a clarification of the so-called Sean Avery Rule is in order. Holmgren said he contacted the NHL by e-mail to seek an explanation for why referee Ghislain Hebert called an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty on defenseman Chris Pronger after Richards' apparent goal looked to have given the Flyers a win. "I didn't really talk to anybody," Holmgren said after the Flyers suffered their second straight shoot-out loss, this one to the Devils, 2-1. "They stand behind the referee's call.
November 8, 2010 |
So much for the term "subregional. " This week's two games in the PIAA Class AA state football playoffs should merely be called "District 12 party. " District 1 will not be involved. In recent seasons, the AA subregional featured the best teams from Public, Catholic and District 1 and the No. 4 team based on power points, no matter the district. Turns out local honchos were mishandling the situation, according to Joe Stanley, the Pub football chairman. "Earlier this fall," Stanley said, "we had a meeting about all this and [PIAA executive director]
June 11, 2010
Clarification A column by Stephen A. Smith and an accompanying caption in Thursday's Inquirer should have made it clear that Bryce Harper, the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft, attended junior college - the College of Southern Nevada - before the draft. MLB rules allow junior college baseball players to be drafted at any time.
May 6, 2009 |
In a pensive farewell to colleagues on the federal bench in the Philadelphia region, retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter yesterday reminisced about his friendships and professional associations. But he gave no hint as to why he decided to step down, nor did he explain how he had evolved from a Republican appointee into one of the court's most reliable liberal votes. Instead, Souter spoke fondly of his long association with the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which organized the conference where he gave the lunchtime address.
January 7, 2008
Santorum's folly Rick Santorum was an incompetent U.S. senator who is now, incredibly, worse as a commentator/film critic. His Jan. 3 column lauding movies for "pro-life" story lines is insulting ("5 characters reject abortion in a cultural shift in movies"). It downplays that the women portrayed actually had the freedom to choose what to do with their bodies, unencumbered by an intrusive government - a freedom supported by the Supreme Court that Santorum still wants to deny women.