January 6, 2004 |
the mirror was streaked in red not a cherry bright but blacker, more sensual there were splashes on the tiles my father had laid himself years before suds at the bottom of the lion-footed basin I had too much champagne the night before to clean it up or fully explain to my father - without telling a lie about cherry trees Adrienne Mishkin is this year's Kelly Writers House Junior Fellow and works...
February 21, 1995 |
George Washington slept here, in South Philadelphia. Dozed in Center City, Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy, too. These days, Washington is sleeping in a one-room, $154-a-month apartment in Germantown. Shares it with two birds, one concrete dog, a half-dozen plants, hundreds of seashells and a tankful of fish. Barring any last-minute change of plans, it's in his little apartment, surrounded by birds, plants, fish, seashells and one fake dog, that George Washington will observe his 70th birthday tomorrow, Washington's birthday.
February 15, 1998 |
Just in time for the birthday of the Father of our country comes an exciting new book: George Washington: A Life (Henry Holt, $35) by Willard Sterne Randall. And where it differs from previous books is how alive it makes Washington seem, especially in his formative years. "As a young man," Randall says, "Washington was raw ambition. " Randall, 55, initially dreaded the thought of doing a book on Washington, he says, because "I thought he was so dull. For a couple of years, I had a very hard time getting excited about him. I just thought, 'OK, he was a soldier, OK, he was president, OK, he had false teeth.
October 7, 2011 |
IT'S NOT too often a football team holds a get-together in the stands. On the road, no less. But as Germantown hosted George Washington Saturday in a Public AAAA Gold game, a sizable number of Haverford School players, perched high behind Germantown's bench, were among the spectators. "It was more like a practice," James Chakey said. "That was how the coaches looked at it. The majority of us came from taking the SATs. We didn't have much knowledge of Washington before that game.
October 23, 1987 |
George Washington's football players oozed so much intensity yesterday, perhaps they thought the "M" on their opponents' helmets stood for "Media. " Maybe the Eagles pictured every Jules Mastbaum Tech player popping open a note pad, or sitting in front of a computer terminal to pound out a story. The newspapers did not lose Public North football games by scores of 39-0 to Abraham Lincoln and 44-6 to Frankford in consecutive weeks. But in the aftermath, some sports writers lost the respect of Washington coach Ron Cohen.
January 3, 2005 |
How is this for consistency? George Washington, No. 20 in the Association Press' top 25, is ranked for the fourth consecutive week, marking the second-longest streak in school history. The school's longest streak was in 1993-94, when GW was ranked in the first eight polls before dropping out. The Colonials are rated 22d in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Young guns. Dayton is one of the youngest teams in the nation, with eight freshmen and 12 players in their first or second college seasons.
January 15, 1991 |
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team, traditionally a national power in the sport, has been getting toppled in the last few weeks by newcomers. It happened again last night, when St. Joseph's was victimized for the second time in a week by one of the insurgents, George Washington. The Colonials, who had posted a 63-47 rout of the Hawks at home last week, proved their victory was no fluke with a 64-59 win the second time around at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. It was George Washington's seventh straight victory.
October 14, 2011 |
George Washington running back Hakeem Sillman pulled his No. 2 jersey back to reveal the numbers 6-13 written in felt-tip pen on the front of his shoulder pads. His teammates also had the numbers on a piece of their equipment. Sillman was walking off the rain-soaked field Friday at Washington's Mickey Young Memorial Stadium after the Eagles' wild, 49-28 Public League victory over Northeast. "That was our inspiration today," Sillman said, noting that the 6-13 represented the score - not in favor of the Eagles - in the two games the teams played last season, including the league's PIAA Class AAAA championship game.