May 22, 2013
Was your story featured in the "Love" column? We'd love to hear what's happened since you said "I do. " Maybe you survived a layoff or health crises together. Perhaps you never wanted children, but now have them. Or you always wanted children, and found the journey difficult. Is marriage so much better - or worse - than you expected? If you're interested in being featured in a "Love" retrospective, e-mail your triumphs, challenges, and adventures to , with your contact information.
May 22, 2013 |
Four years ago, Ali Derassouyan entered the University of Pennsylvania intent on becoming a cardiologist, a childhood dream motivated by a grandfather who had a heart ailment and five doctors in her extended family, including two cardiologists. That vision blew up sophomore year when she took chemistry and physics and found herself in the struggle of her life. "I realized that's not what I could see myself doing for the rest of my life," said Ali, 21, a Nazareth Academy High School graduate from Langhorne.
May 19, 2013 |
At last, I'm zooming in on my dream. The island appears through the window just as the sun begins its descent. Tropical paradise is within my reach. Back up 25 years: With the birth of my daughter, my husband and I had chosen a dreamy Hawaiian name. It was chosen with karmic intentions, a name from paradise, and a name full of warm sun, free breezes . . . and of the ocean. We hoped the name would be a talisman for a good life, and we agreed the name was as beautiful as she was - Laina.
April 29, 2013 |
At first, when the opportunity arose for my son and me to ski in Beaver Creek, Colo., for a scant three days, I was concerned that our different levels of ability - like the nascent pairings on Dancing With the Stars - would mean a lonely and humdrum trip. We are a study in contrasts: Noah is an expert downhill skier and snowboarder, while I have found a permanent home on the greens. Given that we had left friends and family at home working, and that we couldn't ski together very well, we each took advantage of the independence to tackle something new. Telemark skiing for Noah; cross-country for me. Lest you think cross-country, with its customary flat terrain and less cumbersome equipment, is a walk in the park, let me introduce you to McCoy Park.
April 24, 2013
By Tobias Peter Terrorism is like cancer. If you've ever suffered from it, there are things you remember. Like the fear of dying. And the fear that it can always return - even after years of remission. It leaves scars, like the ones left after the attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, which left more than a few scratches on the great American soul. After last week's attack on the Boston Marathon, the angst is back. However, while America might be more vulnerable than other nations, it is also psychologically stronger than many of them - both for exactly the same reason.
April 22, 2013 |
"Several people have been killed on the lower Youghiogheny River," champion kayaker Eli Loiben told us. "But nobody's drowned on the middle Yough, where you want to paddle. " From a distance, the middle Youghiogheny looks innocent enough as it winds through wooded hills and deep valleys between the small towns of Confluence and Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. At the Riversport School of Paddling in Confluence, where Eli works, several people assured us that the rapids are mostly Class I and II. "Even people new to paddling," they said, "have run its 11 miles with no trouble.
April 15, 2013 |
My 20-year-old daughter Arielle had just spent five months studying in Brisbane and touring Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand when I joined her in Sydney. Upon my arrival, she shared everything she loved about the land down under - friendly Aussies, beautiful beaches, and outdoor activities. She'd been surfing, bungee-jumping, and skydiving. I assured her that none of those were on my bucket list. "How about the bridge climb?" she asked. I wanted to say yes, but the thought of scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge's arch, nearly 500 feet above the water, was terrifying.
April 6, 2013 |
When Thomas Powers was 17 years old in 1984, things were different. Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States, the Soviet Union still existed, and The Terminator gave moviegoers a glimpse of Judgment Day. But life in general was dissimilar from today. "I spent my day driving around looking for a job and something to do," Powers, an Academy Park High graduate said. "If I wanted to find something out, I'd either have to go to the library or talk to somebody on the street," Powers said.
March 30, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - In the end, as the end finally arrived long after many expected, this round of the NCAA tournament wasn't sweet for La Salle after all. It was certainly sweet to get so far and so far from home, but there was nothing on Thursday night to ease the sting of a 72-58 loss to Wichita State that ended the Explorers' tournament winning streak at three games. La Salle fell behind by 16 points at halftime as it was unable to match Wichita State's frontcourt play, and that deficit grew to 22 points early in the second half.
March 29, 2013 |
Kevin Bonner, La Salle associate athletic director, agreed to do a diary for the Daily News. S ELECTION SUNDAY 6 p.m. Selection Show starts. 6:15 pm: Nervousness and anxiety at an all-time high. Need to eat something. 6:28 p.m.: Scratch that. Now it's at an all-time high. 6:29 p.m.: La Salle vs. Boise State shows up on the screen. Elation. I'm usually pretty reserved, but I think I gave a fist pump after this one. 6:30 p.m.: Mass chaos ensues.