June 11, 2016 |
Q: I'm moving out of my home office so we can rent out that room. I work from home - and there's a perfect out-of-the-way corner in the living room where I can see out the window. The problem is, my other roommates are already complaining about the ugly cables and junk under my desk. What ideas do you have for me? - C.E. A: As you probably know, a very common issue with home office spaces is all the clutter that accumulates. It's amazing how much paper ends up on my desk at home and at my office, as well as the amount of cords and supplies that tag along with even a laptop computer - and you certainly don't want that in your living room.
April 18, 2016 |
At Interboro High School in 1966, John C. Hess was a starter on an All-Delaware County football team and in 1970 a starting tailback on the Princeton University team. "He was an incredible athlete," said Keith Lambie, owner of a surgical distribution firm who met Mr. Hess in Cape May in 1981. He often served as a crew member on Lambie's 30-foot sailboat, he said, once making it from Chesapeake Bay to Martha's Vineyard. After Mr. Hess - at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds - was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2006, "he lived to come to Cape May," where Lambie and his family resided.
December 16, 2015
CHICAGO - There have been so many instances to define this horrible 76ers season, such as losing nine games in which they had a fourth-quarter lead and being embarrassed in a 51-point home loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Few may be as eye-opening, or frustrating, as Monday night's second and third quarters against the Chicago Bulls. In the second quarter at the United Center, the Sixers might have put forth their best 12 minutes of the season. They made 16 of 25 shots, with 10 of those baskets coming on assists, and scored 37 points to take a 56-51 halftime advantage.
August 15, 2015
Q: I recently read your article in Costco Connections magazine: "Make your bedroom feel like a five-star hotel room. " I enjoyed your take on making it a getaway from other functions, so I'm trying to move any home office-related items out to accomplish that. In the meantime, I'm making one of my spare bedrooms into an office and could use some advice on wall color and decor. My hope is to buy a cherry or walnut desk with matching credenza, a lateral file cabinet, and possibly a bookcase or small bar. - SM A: I'm so glad you enjoyed the article.
August 10, 2015 |
Int. Kathleen Kane's Scranton home office. March 2014. Across a large desk, lies a newspaper: "KANE SHUT DOWN STING THAT SNARED CITY POLS," the Inquirer headline blares. Enter political operative. Political operative (pleading): "Kathleen, don't make a mountain of a molehill. You're a star. Put your head down; take the hit. Two weeks, it's all a memory. " Camera zooms in. Kane (pounding the desk): "This is war. " Opening credits roll: Kane's War. Forgive my descent into B-movie script writing, but that's how the details of this Kathleen Kane saga read.
June 10, 2015 |
The CEO relinquishes power, changes compensation to a "badge" system of rewards for skills, and has "governance" sessions in place of daily meetings. Welcome to the trademarked workplace known as Holacracy. Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh embraced the Holacracy ethic so deeply that last month the online shoe company executive asked all employees to adopt it, or leave with pay. And 86 percent of Zappos employees stayed. Notable departures included the company's chief technology officer; vice presidents of customer service, human resources, and recruiting; and Alexis Gonzales-Black, who co-led the transition to Holacracy.
May 15, 2015 |
Chester E. Smith, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a family physician for more than 50 years, died Friday, May 1, at home of complications from leukemia. In 1959, Dr. Smith opened a home office on East Willow Grove Avenue in Chestnut Hill. He continued seeing patients as a solo practitioner well into his 80s. When his patients could not get to his medical office, he made house calls or visited them in assisted-living facilities. "He was one of a dying breed of doctors," his family said in a tribute.
March 26, 2015 |
A counselor from Upper Gwynedd Township has been charged with inappropriately touching a teenage client, Montgomery County officials announced Tuesday. Bernard Rivas, 73, is charged with touching a 14-year-old girl during counseling sessions at his home. Rivas is a licensed counselor who sees clients in his home office and specializes in working with teens in crisis, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Upper Gwynedd police received a complaint in February that Rivas had touched a 14-year-old girl who was one of his counseling clients.
January 16, 2015 |
In a courtroom exchange worthy of prime-time TV, a Bucks County prosecutor on Wednesday pummeled Don Tollefson with questions about why his charity paid for his home's lawn care, a trip to the dentist, and his dogs' grooming. The former sportscaster, on trial for fraud, gave an explanation for every expense and at one point accused prosecutor Matt Weintraub of rolling his eyes at the answers. Tollefson contended that he was reimbursing himself after using his personal bank account to cover costs for his Winning Ways charity, which helps poor children.
November 24, 2013 |
When Debbie and Bob Fleischman were considering where they might live as young marrieds, they surveyed the entire East Coast, looking for a city with vibrancy and culture - and a home in that city that was within walking distance of a synagogue. The couple, who met as Yale undergraduates, live Judaism fully and joyfully, and when they chose Philadelphia as their hometown in 1984, they also became affiliated with Beth Zion-Beth Israel Synagogue in Center City. Predictably, their first home was on Addison Street, near the synagogue.