January 5, 2016 |
Philadelphia's five previous mayors impart their wisdom to Jim Kenney as he prepares to take office: William J. Green, Jan. 7, 1980, to Jan. 2, 1984. "What I would say to him is be scrupulously honest, totally free of conflicts. Surround yourself with very talented people fixated on what's best for the city as a whole. Always be fiscally responsible despite the demanding interests who will certainly threaten you if you are. No matter how far you've come, you can still learn.
August 31, 2014 |
It's been a long summer. Even though we've been blessed with cooler than normal temperatures, we haven't gotten a complete humidity reprieve. It's easy to fall into a running rut, especially if you're putting in marathon training miles with the race still months away, or you're just tired of sweating so much. What can you do if you're bored with running? A few things: 1. Sign up for a race. If you're running without a goal, you have less motivation to get out the door. I have a hard time forcing myself to run more than a mile or two if I'm not following a schedule to prepare for a race.
July 14, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Ever since my boyfriend and I moved in together this year, I have been uncomfortable with the amount of time his friends Jim and Dave spend at our house. They come over anywhere from two to five nights each week , often showing up unannounced. They will say they're just coming over to watch TV and have "a" beer, which usually turns into three, and don't leave till after I've gone to bed. This happens weekdays and weekends, whether or not my boyfriend and I already have plans with each other.
June 5, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I would like to respond to "Solitary Woman in Ottawa, Canada," the expectant mom who asked how she could raise her child to enjoy "periods of quiet, reflective fun by himself. " When my son was born, I felt it was important to give him confidence and the ability to be self-sufficient. Therefore, we have him help us with chores and encourage him to make healthy, responsible choices. When he was 2 and stopped taking naps, we told him that he had to have "quiet time" and that reading to himself was one of the options.
November 22, 2012
By Michael T. Dolan Stepping out into the cold November night, I shut the door behind me and listen. Inside, muted voices laugh and reminisce; children holler; an uncle plays "Heart and Soul" on the piano. Outside, however, all is still save the winter wind. Trees sway, a honking goose passes by above, and the streets are empty. Society has gathered indoors this evening, giving thanks and stuffing hearts and bodies with the sustenance of family and food. Outside, the quieting season has arrived.
March 18, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey's $38 billion tourism business - the state's third-largest industry - may be back on a roll after posting a 7 percent revenue increase in 2011 over the year before. And the particularly warm winter, which has attracted throngs of out-of-season visitors to the Jersey Shore, may extend the upward trend into the 2012 summer season, officials predict. That dose of optimism, after relatively flat tourism numbers between 2008 and 2010, came in a keynote address by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at the three-day 2012 New Jersey Tourism Industry Association conference last week at the Golden Nugget.
February 29, 2012
WE ALL SPEND the NFL offseason scheming about moves that can be made here, there and everywhere in order to make the Eagles better. Given enough quiet time - 76ers on the road, Flyers on the road, Phillies in Florida - it is possible to sit there with a legal pad and a cup of coffee and make a dozen trades and signings before lunch. Well, scratch that. Think minimalist instead. This is the exercise for the day: Calculate the fewest number of moves in the starting lineup that the Eagles would need to make in order to be a team that is good enough to win the NFC East in 2012, a team good enough to win 11 or 12 games and get hot at the end of the season and make a real run at a championship.
December 24, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Maxine Felton was so proud to have a job and her own apartment in Harrisburg. But over time, the stack of bills in her apartment kept growing. Her mother, Iya Isoke, did not want to hurt Felton's pride, but she knew moving back in together might be best. They could help each other not only financially, but emotionally as well. Both women were raw with pain over the death of Isoke's fiance. So about a year ago, Felton moved into her mother's apartment. Isoke moved into a smaller bedroom because she wanted to give her 23-year-old daughter the big bedroom with the fireplace.
June 12, 2011
Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer for the Weekly Standard I've been spending a lot of time with Fred Rogers lately. Mr. Rogers passed away in 2003, but he lives on in an endless series of repeats on PBS stations across America. In life, he was celebrated as a secular saint and a national treasure. But now that he's gone it's clear he was more than that. For all of his sweetness, Mr. Rogers was a countercultural figure. His show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , presented a liberal view of the world that often verged on self-parody.
March 4, 2011
Q: My husband wants oral sex all the time. I'm not opposed to that, but how often should I be giving it? Mia: When you get, you have to give. It's only fair, right? Here's an idea: Do it while he's standing so more blood rushes to his lower regions, which can intensify his, um, reaction. Steve: I'm not a doctor, so I can't tell you how often to fellate your hubby. However, I consulted Dr. Ignatz Feelgood, who answered, "As often as possible. " Just kidding!