February 26, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Needing to impress someone is the worst thing for your confidence. The minute you feel this way, reverse it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Learning the hard way - the way everyone else is - will take a very long time. But you can flatten out that learning curve with tips and tricks from the right teacher. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The self-improvement quest you're considering is a bit like chasing a mirage. No matter how many steps you take, you'll never feel like you've arrived.
May 20, 2012
When he says the word transfer , John Macnamara does so in casual fashion, as if he's discussing the act of stepping down from a bus with designs on catching a trolley. Macnamara's transfers are much more complicated, and one created quite the stir among teammates and spectators in a Catholic Blue baseball game played Thursday afternoon under bright skies in Fairless Hills. Macnamara, a 5-7, 145-pound senior at Conwell-Egan High, was playing second base. Lansdale Catholic opted for a hit-and-run and, as Matt Kress sprinted away from first, Mark Savini sent a not-too-high popup Macnamara's way. Johnny Mac made the catch.
April 8, 2012 |
Chances are you had a better week than Jim Kenney. The veteran Democratic councilman found himself on a cover of the Philadelphia Daily News above the headline "Sucking on the Public Tweet," a "Socially Inept" report on how he spent nearly $29,000 of taxpayer money on a contract for a "social-media strategy," including the management of his Facebook and Twitter accounts. "I, at 53 years old, do not have the facility," he told the Daily News about Twitter. Thank heaven it was Holy Week, which meant Council wasn't in session because folks had to head back to their districts and dye eggs and stuff.
April 2, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney hit an off note when he told a "humorous" story about his father shutting down a factory. Robert De Niro managed to get both Newt Gingrich and the Obama campaign riled up when he joked at an Obama fund-raiser that America wasn't ready for a white first lady. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, still nursing wounds from his failed presidential campaign, did himself a world of good with his self-deprecating jokes at a recent Washington dinner. Done right, humor can be a huge asset for a politician.
January 18, 2012
DEAR ABBY : My 18-year-old-daughter, "Olympia," graduated from high school last spring, was accepted to two universities and started her first job. When she lost it recently, she was devastated. Instead of trying to find another one, she decided to turn to prostitution. She said she doesn't want to work her butt off for peanuts. I am extremely frustrated with her decision. I have warned her about the dangers she'll face in that "occupation. " I know she's of age now and needs to make her own choices, but I'm afraid for her and don't want to lose her if we have a huge argument over this.
September 26, 2011 |
ATLANTA - With his golf ball one-third submerged in shallow water in the lake bordering the 17th hole at East Lake Golf Club, Bill Haas' hopes of winning two titles Sunday and millions of dollars seemed dashed. "I had to hit a decent shot. Definitely some luck was involved," Haas said of his third shot on the second sudden-death playoff hole of the Tour Championship, the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs. With his playoff foe, Hunter Mahan, facing a 25-footer for birdie, Haas blasted through the water and knocked his ball to two feet, saved par, and forced a third playoff hole when Mahan 2-putted for par. "It was an all or nothing shot," Haas said.
June 15, 2011 |
BETHESDA, Md. - Phil Mickelson coming in under the radar at a U.S. Open? Particularly one that Tiger Woods isn't playing in? Say it ain't so. Lefty has finished second in this championship five times, something no one else has done. But he's never lifted the trophy. He tied for fourth last June at Pebble Beach, 2 months after winning his third Masters (and fourth major), his seventh top-four in 20 Opens. He'll celebrate his 41st birthday tomorrow, when he tees off of No. 10 with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson - who are a combined 48 years old - at 1:30 in the afternoon.
July 26, 2010 |
Inside Brad Lidge's locker was a book written by the Dalai Lama titled How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life . A blue pen served as a bookmark. Lidge is reading it for an online religion course. The Phillies' closer is a man of faith. And even during outings such as his 30-pitch save of a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, which prompted manager Charlie Manuel to suggest merely watching could cause a heart attack, Lidge remains positive. "You don't know exactly how it's going to end," the righthander said, "but you know it's going to end right.
June 13, 2010 |
The Flyers gathered for the last time on what would have been the day of Game 7, their bodies suddenly alive with bruises and cuts, their familiar faces suddenly strange without their prodigious playoff beards. The reality of it all had set in as their whiskers washed down the drain. For more than eight weeks, they had played or practiced nearly every day, the pressure and injuries and exhaustion growing with each round. "Waking up this morning was tough," Scott Hartnell said.