April 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My hair falls nearly to my waist. Many of my friends, both male and female, have grown out their hair over the years and donated it to cancer charities. While I think it's a beautiful act of selflessness, I have never felt the calling to donate my hair. I have recently been criticized for wanting to keep my long hair for myself and have been called selfish and a hypocrite. Abby, cancer runs in my family. I donate money and volunteer for my local Relay for Life every year.
April 5, 1988 |
I read with interest and chagrin the belly-aching of Michael McShea and Dan Rispo (March 15) who feel miffed because their Catholic school is "teaching them to be gentlemen. " Poor guys! They have to trim their shaggy hair and comply with a dress code which makes them appear neat and clean. They would prefer to dress "casually," according to McShea. This usually means a tank top with suitable obscene logo, a wrinkled army fatigue jacket, jeans (which look like Mom spilled the Clorox bottle on them accidentally)
September 29, 1997
O'Brien's got to part with the hair Michael O'Brien (Guest Opinion, Sept. 16): Grow up and get a job. Being a male with long hair is something you have control over. You compared yourself to African-Americans or Hispanics. Their skin color is out of their control, and cannot be changed. I have been disabled and confined to a wheelchair for over 10 years, yet I have been working and successfully promoted since I was able to go back to work over eight years ago. Sure, there's discrimination out there over many things that people have no control over, but if everyone made up excuses, this country would be a sad place.
October 13, 1996 |
Throw together pyrotechnics and cosmetics, and it was time to "Rock and Roll All Nite. " Three nights, really. Kiss, the 1970s hard-rock group, performed three shows last week at the CoreStates Spectrum. Kiss' tour, one of the biggest attractions in arena rockdom this year, marks the first time the group has played in 13 years. In full makeup, Kiss added to the spectacle with smoking guitars and fireworks. Painted faces. Long hair. Leather outfits. For the fans, the Kiss Army, the concerts were a chance to relive memories of their idols.
January 16, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 40-year-old female in the military who has been married for a few years. When I got married, I was slim, had a full head of beautiful, long hair and hardly any medical problems. Over the last couple of years I have developed a host of medical issues, all related to the harsh conditions of my deployments. My husband is shorter than I am, thin and three years younger. I have gained more than 40 pounds due to steroid treatments. I had to cut my long hair because it was falling out from stress.
April 19, 2011 |
Warning: Playing a stoner on TV can be hazardous to your health. The placebo you're forced to smoke is intentionally harsh. "It's the worst stuff," says Blake Anderson. "I think it's actually like hops. They want you to really hack and cough. "We were filming some promos a couple of weeks ago," says Anderson, one of the stars of Comedy Central's ironically titled sitcom, Workaholics , "and they were making me just rip some bong hits. It was tearing me up, absolutely killing me. I suffer for my craft.
January 3, 2013 |
Hello there Ashley and Matt, now both 26, grew up hearing stories about each other. She lived in Mount Ephraim, he in neighboring Haddon Heights, but they had mutual friends, including Ashley's cousin Beau. "There were probably times when we'd been at the same parties, or in the same group hanging out," Ashley said. None are memorable because they would not have had much to talk about back then. She was a cheerleader who took the homecoming crown. He was a skateboarder who bleached his long hair blond.
January 4, 2012 |
In 2006, Debora finished her first year of painting and drawing studies at the University of the Arts. Eight years before, she had immigrated from Portugal to South River, N.J., with her mother, Maria Eduarda, who is known as Eddie, and her two older brothers. Debora loved her family, but was determined to stay in Philly that summer. She signed up for summer classes so her mother would go for it. Debora's first adventure was hair-related. She had always had long hair, but took her roommate's offer to cut it short.
April 20, 2006 |
As a former hippie and career liberal, I think it's my duty to support the younger generation and their various trends and fashions. So, if I'm walking around town and happen to see a young person wearing a brass ring through his nose, rubber plugs in his ears, and The Last Supper tattooed on his upper body, I make a point of smiling warmly, as though I were in complete sympathy with his fashion and political statement. The secret truth is I am not. I simply cannot understand the need to so drastically alter the body to make a statement, when you could just as easily walk into Bloomingdale's, buy a marabou vest, wear it with a kilt and chains, and there you are - and you are not married to it for life.
June 1, 1988 |
Catholic League baseball observers had a rough time last season determining the identity of the talented, somewhat offbeat youngster who now serves as Archbishop Ryan's No. 1 pitcher. With any other Raider, the observers could have asked the fellow to turn around, then looked at his back. Not with Ed Jagaczewski. The lettering, "JAGACZEWSKI" (pronounced Yahg-uh-sheff-skee), was covered by so much hair, you would have thought that Ed had not visited a barbershop in years. And you would have thought right.