October 25, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I grew up in the Midwest, and we always called adults Mr./Mrs./Miss Lastname. We now live in the South, and the thing down here is to have kids call adults Mr./Miss Firstname. This feels too informal to us, and we would prefer our kids use the Mr./Mrs./Miss Lastname construction (with the exception of close family friends who are just Firstname). I would think it's my choice to have my kids use Mrs. Lastname, but by that logic, the other mom could have her kids use Miss Firstname for me, but to me that is not super respectful.
July 30, 2015 |
"I look at it from the Navy SEALs' point of view: 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor do I seek recognition for my actions.' " - Chip Kelly That quote, from a sit-down Kelly had earlier this summer with the reporters who regularly cover the Eagles, has been popping up a lot this week in profiles and season previews. It serves as a punchy explanation for why and how Kelly has kept his personal life as private as he has for as long as he has - how, for instance, the most intriguing man in the NFL managed to let everyone just sort of assume he'd been single his whole life, when in truth he was married for seven years.
July 18, 2015 |
What everybody remembers about Geppetto's famed puppet is that his nose grows when he's untruthful - his elongated proboscis has even become a symbol pasted on those who lie habitually, such as, say, politicians. It's kind of unfortunate, because what's really touching about the little wooden fellow's story is that he wants to be a real boy. The incident with his nose is just a step in the moral learning process leading to his goal, which means there's more to Pinocchio than meets the eye. The Storybook Musical Theatre's production of Carlo Collodi's tale of the mischievous marionette ends its run this weekend.
January 10, 2014 |
* TRUE DETECTIVE. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * ENLISTED. 9:30 tonight, Fox 29. IT'S NOT a bad thing that the whodunit sometimes takes a backseat to the who's-in-it in HBO's new drama "True Detective," which, as you might have heard, stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Because, while the naked body of a woman has been left in a field, trussed and posed and crowned with some twigs and a pair of antlers, we've seen this kind of thing before. ("Hannibal," anyone?
November 13, 2013 |
For many, Veterans Day was merely a day off. For others, it allowed for reflection upon the generations of Americans who have gone overseas to protect our nation's freedom. But for Union midfielder Danny Cruz, military holidays are consumed by one unrelenting fact. His father, Army Sgt. First Class Alejo Cruz Jr., who goes by Al, is in harm's way in Afghanistan. "It's something you think about every single day," Danny Cruz said. "But as time goes on, I try to understand that this is what my father is passionate about.
December 21, 2012 |
IKEAL JOHNSON has proved to be a focused and strong-willed young man during 4 years at Philadelphia Military Academy-Elverson. Know why he's there? 'Cause he couldn't get the best of his grandmom. Johnson already was showing basketball talents as an eighth-grader, and a charter high school with a high-profile program made a serious overture. Forget it, basically, was the message from Maxine Goodman. Two and threes, she figured, would not do as much for Ikeal's future as hup-two-three-four.
September 12, 2012 |
P.J. Byers sat in front of about three dozen reporters on Tuesday afternoon, his hands folded neatly on the table in front of him. His blond buzz cut glistened from the spotlight over his head. He was deliberate with his words and spoke in a soft monotone. As a scout-team fullback at Penn State, Byers is not used to speaking in front of the media. His career statstical line reads: One carry, 1 yard. But this is a special week for Byers. When the Nittany Lions face Navy on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, Byers will have more in common with his opponents than he does with most of his teammates.
July 22, 2012 |
Esterlina Wiest couldn't wait to become a student commander of the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Coatesville Area High School in the fall. The 17-year-old senior was eager to lead the squad that she credits with not only helping whip her into academic shape, but also supporting her when her grandfather was seriously ill. But unless a group of dedicated parents can raise $157,000 in less than a month, Wiest and almost 100 fellow cadets will...
December 29, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 19-year-old woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing! So what's my problem? I burn out of jobs quickly. I'll start a job and absolutely love it, but within six months the things that I once loved about the job start to drive me crazy. Within a year, I hate my job and put in my two weeks' notice. I have recently considered enlisting in the Air Force. (My husband is on active duty.) I am absolutely thrilled about it, but I'm afraid I'll eventually start hating my job and it's something I'll be stuck with.
December 10, 2010 |
Saturday-Sunday Train and Toy Show At Greenberg's Train and Toy Show, which calls itself the world's largest traveling train and toy exhibition, families can see and learn about train layouts, gauges, and scales. How-to demonstrations and clinics are scheduled, including seminars on how to start a layout, developing scenery, and maintenance. Model and toy train experts will be at the Expo to explain exhibits. Scenery supplies, hobby tools, and how-to videos and publications will be for sale.