September 22, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: I am 23, married for four years, and have three children. My wife and I have always had strong sex drives. I recently accepted a dream job that pays very well. On the downside, I work 12 to 14 hours a day, and by the time I get home, I'm exhausted. I love my wife very much and want to meet her needs, but she wants sex every night. I'm afraid if I tell her I have to save my energy for my job, it will cause problems. How can I get around this? - Overworked in Arkansas DEAR OVERWORKED: The shortest path to a goal is a direct line.
September 9, 2016 |
When Ryan Haney was in seventh grade, he would grab his cleats and two soccer balls and walk from his house to the Archbishop Ryan soccer field. It took roughly 10 minutes for him to get from Knights Road and Chalfont Drive to his destination, a meticulously manicured patch of grass situated behind the school at the top of a hill. Back then, there was no fence surrounding the lines, and the lights hadn't been put up. It wasn't yet named after legendary coach George Todt. Those things would all come later.
March 23, 2016 |
A line of Gloucester Township police officers stood to the right outside the township's municipal complex Monday, as parked police vehicles flashed their blue and red lights to the left. In the middle was Liam Lindsey, 7, who arrived in the front seat of a police cruiser. Wearing an orange hoodie and blue jeans, he stepped out to applause. Liam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013. Treatment and chemotherapy have been tough - it sometimes has made him sick - and a relative had died from the same illness at a young age, the family said.
December 28, 2015 |
If fame is measured in name recognition, then Lew Blum must be considered one of Philadelphia's biggest celebrities. Not the most popular, mind you. He is not liked, not even a little, judging by the torrent of vitriol heaped on him in online Yelp reviews. "The lowest of the low," is one of the nicer comments you'll find there. But it's a name guaranteed to evoke a nod of recognition, and no small shiver of fear, by anyone who parks on the streets of Philadelphia. The name "Lew Blum" can be seen in large, blue capital letters on the 36-by-36-inch signs that hang by the thousands in parking lots, on garage doors, and near driveways and loading docks, from Plymouth Meeting to the Delaware state line, giving fair warning that UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED.
May 17, 2015 |
A locomotive with more than 8,000 horsepower, tugging cars carrying more than 200 people - and one man to keep it all on the tracks. On the night of Tuesday's fatal accident, that man was Brandon Bostian, a train enthusiast most of his life, an Amtrak employee for a decade, and an engineer since 2010. Bostian, 32, has remained publicly silent since the derailment of Train 188, but more details about him and his experience trickled out Friday. What also emerged was a fuller portrait of the largely solitary job that he and other engineers are entrusted to do. The training typically consists of at least six to 12 months of study and field work.
May 1, 2015 |
At first glance, Brad Guigar 's entrance to the world of webcomics seems reminiscent of the supervillain characters he creates. In 1999, his comic strip "Greystone Inn" had just been rejected by newspaper syndicates when he devised a new plan. "Although I was about a year behind the curve, I had this idea that I figured nobody else had," said Guigar, who was also a graphic artist for the Daily News at the time. "I'm going to put them up on a website, and I'm going to build a huge following, and then those guys at the syndicate will know what a mistake they made.
March 30, 2015 |
When Haverford College president Dan Weiss begins his new job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer, he won't be able to see his favorite work of art. Known informally as the "Baker Dancer," the small, bronze statue, dating to ancient Greece, is on loan to the British Museum. Not to be deterred, Weiss took a visitor last week to the gift shop to see a replica of the statue, which takes its name from its donor, Walter C. Baker. Her figure is ample, her face is wrapped in a veil she draws close to her face.
May 23, 2014
RUBEN AMARO JR., from beleaguered general manager of the Phillies to commissioner of baseball? Amaro laughed a little at the thought. But a story on the New York Post's pagesix.com on Wednesday night listed Amaro as a candidate for the job of Major League Baseball commissioner, a job title being vacated in January when Bud Selig is expected to retire. The Post's story centered on Bob Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, listing him as a favorite of MLB's succession committee.
September 24, 2013 |
Jimmy Rollins submerged his body in a hot tub Sunday morning to prepare for the Phillies' 155th game. His teammates were instructed to appear in the clubhouse. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. escorted Ryne Sandberg into the room and introduced him as the franchise's 52d manager. His players said, "I see you," to repeat a Sandberg refrain used for compliments. "I was kind of upset," Rollins said. "He pulled me out of the hot tub for that. It wasn't news to me. " The shortstop smiled.
May 6, 2013 |
When her husband left for Afghanistan in August, Heather Garay-Yoder, 25, started running to release the stress of his being away and at war. She had dreamed about running long distances, reading about how amazing people felt during and after races. Running also was something her husband, Chief Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot Jarett Yoder, 26, could do as well. Heather started running a mile, then a 5K, then five miles. Jarett set goals for her, new times to reach. Running was something they could do together, a world apart.