August 12, 2002 |
Two trucks had collided. One driver was in serious condition, and as he was hurried into a hospital emergency room, it appeared that he would die. He was rushed to surgery to try to repair the internal bleeding that was sapping away his life. A film crew on site captured the moment as a nurse leaned over to tell the driver that his wife was on her way. "Is there anything you want me to tell her?" she asked. "Tell her that I love her," he said. Watching that, I suddenly remembered similar cases.
November 22, 2006 |
Re: "When they sang 'baby, please'," Nov. 20: I couldn't agree with Leonard Pitts Jr. more about what soul music is and represents. More so to me, "soul" or being soulful is the promise of truth and love from the heart and is the true underlying principle and value that has served the black communities so well for so long. It seems, however, that it is being covered up by the growing frustrations about the lack of progress in fulfilling "the dream. " Frankly, it's understandable.
August 11, 2011
STONE LAKE, Wis. - Investigators believe that a 67-year-old man, recently found dead, concealed his mother's decomposing body at their home in rural northwestern Wisconsin for years so he could continue to receive her monthly social security checks, which were directly deposited into her account. Authorities don't know how long Elizabeth Egan had been dead but say she was last seen in 2005, when she was 95. - Associated Press
September 4, 2007
COMPARING the lives of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, who died at about the same time, op-ed writer Les Csorba concludes that the princess selfishly craved attention while the nun was oblivious. The simple fact is that both women hungered for the same thing: to be loved back. Public acclaim was thrust upon them but couldn't assuage their ineffable loneliness. How they responded to this longing is what separates them by an eternity. Diana looked for love in affairs and the adoration of her admirers.
December 31, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Carrying signs to express their gratitude and their choice of love over violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, approximately 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended the Eagles-Giants game Sunday. The residents, including about 200 students from the school system, formed a gantlet to welcome players from both teams before the game. They then held hands and ringed the field as the national anthem was played at MetLife Stadium.
August 12, 2003
RE JILL Porter's recent column on Kobe Bryant's apology to his wife for committing adultery. I rarely agree with Jill - but sister, I agree with you 1,000 percent regarding Kobe's disgusting display of "love" for his wife. I thought that I was the only one who got sick to their stomach while listening to Kobe tell his wife how much he loved her after admitting to adultery. I use the word "love" very loosely because, as any civilized adult knows, adultery is the worst kind of hurt.
September 12, 2003
THE RAGE and contempt we all feel for the people responsible for little Porchia Bennett and her siblings was put into words by my favorite columnist, Jill Porter (Aug. 29). But directly under her story is an address to send donations for the benefit of Porchia's family, sponsored by the Chestnut Brothers concert set for Wharton Square in South Philadelphia. I'm confused. What family? For who? For what? If it's for a legal fund for the bums involved in this unforgivable tragedy - forget it!
November 10, 1991 |
Training your dog should be a happy experience, full of loving attention and a bonding between owner and animal. So says Linda Colflesh in her excellent new book, Making Friends: Training Your Dog Positively (Macmillan, Howell Book House). The book is very detailed, requiring careful, determined study. Every word counts, especially the author's insistence that training should be a cheerful time for owner and dog. "Training a dog should be an expression of real love," Colflesh writes.
February 9, 2013
I have secret love affairs. And I'm not talking about handsome men on planes or trains. My love affairs are far less glamorous, and never amorous. What happens: I encounter people I don't know, and, in most cases, never will. We have some casual encounter. It happens with unlikely people in unlikely places. There's a late-middle-aged man at my gym who's an earnest track walker. He's dogged, if not speedy. And he seems endowed with a will to walk forever. Once we actually spoke when I, too, was walking the track.
August 24, 1989 |
Wanda McDonald, a foster mother who took in some of the most abused children in the city and healed many of them with love, died Monday. She was 69 and lived in South Philadelphia all her life. "She was an overloving person," said her only daughter, Anne McDonald. "That's why she could heal these children. She had children bitten up by rats; she had one child who was found in a trash can, abandoned; she had another one who was found locked in a room where they fed him pretzels under the door.