October 17, 2014
IN TAKING THE pulse of how people feel about retirement, a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of investors found that nearly half fear they will outlive their savings. This certainly was the sentiment of many readers who participated in one of my recent online discussions. "Quite frankly, I am afraid to retire," one woman wrote. "My running default answer to when will I retire is,'I will work until I am unable.' I am 53. I've been divorced since 2004. My kids are adults. My parents are still around.
September 11, 2013 |
Anxiety grips us all. We dread our impending decrepitude; World War III; losing our jobs. But how many of us have cheesy angst? Pink does. "I'm afraid of the world running out of cheesecake," the mellifluous Doylestown-born international recording artist tells Women's Health mag. And "of the world running out of Key limes, because Key lime cheesecake is the best. " But her greatest fear was becoming a mom, says Pink, who has a 2-year-old, Willow Sage Hart , with husband Carey Hart . Later, when she became a mom, she learned a different fear, fear for her baby.
January 11, 2016 |
The Wiz Live wasn't nearly as good as the movie version. Why bring up the production a month after it was televised? Because the song "Be a Lion," sung to the Cowardly Lion character, comes to mind when I think about the United States at this point in its history. In so many ways, we're acting like a nation running scared. Add our fear of another 9/11 to the lingering economic trepidation left by the recession and you find a country that has forgotten it's still a lion. I'm not the first one to point out how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mining fear for votes.
August 21, 2015 |
* FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. THE LAST thing that high-school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) needs is a zombie apocalypse. As AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" opens Sunday, Madison's drug-addicted son, Nick (Frank Dillane), is missing. She and her English teacher boyfriend, Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), are new to living together and the blending of their families - which also include her daughter, Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), and his son, Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie)
January 16, 2016 |
Several hundred people gathered Thursday night at a West Philadelphia school to address concerns raised by the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who allegedly claimed allegiance to the Islamic State. National attention has been on the link to international terrorism, but for many residents of the neighborhood near Cobbs Creek, fear is nothing new. During the evening assembly at Bryant School, 60th Street and Cedar Avenue, some repeated familiar refrains: Seniors are too afraid to leave their houses, and gun violence is commonplace.
April 28, 2016 |
The most gut-clenching, psyche-rattling moment of Margee Kerr's 36 years on this planet came when she was 116 stories in the air above it, strapped into a harness so she could lean out from the top of Toronto's CN Tower. For Kerr, it was partly an academic experience. She studies fear for a living, and will speak about her work Wednesday night at the Franklin Institute, as part of Philadelphia's annual nine-day science festival. Thus far, attendees have been gazing at stars, digging up fossils, exploring colonial-era medicine, and solving murder mysteries.
May 7, 2016 |
Question: I have been dating a wonderful man for about six months. We love each other and see a future together. He is a recovering addict, which isn't exactly the problem. The problem is I live in fear that he will relapse. He told me he has relapsed numerous times, never getting much past a year sober, but people don't notice because he has been high-functioning. He just made it to 15 months and I feel like I'm looking for signs of a relapse and living in fear of one. How do I manage this?
October 23, 2010
It's rally-attending season! For a forthcoming article, we'd like to hear from readers about their plans. Are you going to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington on Oct. 30? Why or why not? Did you attend Glenn Beck's Aug. 28 Rally to Restore Honor? Know of any good rallies coming up? Please send replies (include name and hometown in case we wish to contact you) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 5, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your praises will be sung today, but not as loudly as you'd like them to be. Is this mic even on? Well, hopefully it's enough to know that a couple admiring souls care enough to tell you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The answer to "Why?" will be "Why not?" That's better than "Why ask why?" and "Because I said so. " GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll struggle with a certain line of reasoning and/or a conversational trajectory. This is indicative of turmoil that goes much deeper.
May 30, 2016
Richard F. Nourie is head of school at Abington Friends School and a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools At Abington Friends School, our educational search for truth and understanding takes many paths, but the decision this spring to ask an imam from a West Philadelphia mosque to be a scholar in residence sparked a surprisingly sharp response. When word of the invitation to Malik Mubashshir began to circulate beyond our campus, I received an angry letter.