January 15, 2013
SORRY, KIMBERLY. I know you are the fitness expert for the Daily News , but I must take pause at last week's photo of your standing head to knee yoga pose (Kimberly Garrison, Workout Wednesday, Jan. 9). As a solid five-times-a-week Bikram yoga student, soon to become a certified Bikram yoga teacher, I found three distinct things wrong in that photo. First of all, your standing knee was bent - this is a no-no. I have practiced that pose religiously for eight years and my teachers tell me it is never, ever safe to kick out on a bent standing leg, which yours was. Secondly, your fingers should always interlace under the foot of the kicking leg so that you rely on the shoulders to tighten the grip and not the arms; your arms are just guiding the pose.
January 11, 2013
D EAR HARRY: My candidate didn't win the presidential election. This has made me fear for my country. Amid all of the economic arguments for Obama, increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans is the only one that makes any sense. This Quantitative Easing (QE), entitlements and other measures are going to let loose a terrible inflation that will make Germany of the 1920s look like a sapling next to a giant redwood. People all over the world will lose faith in the dollar. It will be worth pennies.
January 11, 2013
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to "Had It in Hartford," who has been unhappily married to her husband for 20 years. She said she married him for all the wrong reasons and "has never loved him the way a woman should love a man. " After I had been married for seven years, I went to my pastor concerned that the grass on the other side was looking greener than mine. As we spoke, I began to realize the extent of the investment I had put into my marriage and that I didn't want to start over again on a new one. Love isn't just a feeling, but a choice and a commitment.
January 10, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, Jan. 8: Craig LaBan: It's been a few weeks since we last spoke and I hope you all had great family celebrations and wonderful meals. I'd love to hear some of your highlight experiences. One of mine was a visit to the Italian Market, where I feasted on fresh tortillas from the Tortilleria San Roman (my vote for best addition to the Market), and also learned of a potential end of a sausage era, as Sonny D'Angelo announced that his family was considering selling the century-old butcher shop.
January 3, 2013
RE: "SEPTA IDIOT blew protocol" (Helen Ubiñas column, Dec. 28). Ms. Ubiñas, all I can say is: Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, where the sense of responsibility for our conduct and mutual obligation to our neighbors was long ago buried and replaced by the overworked mantra of "me first, everyone else, never. " That, sadly, serves as marching orders for large segments of rude, disrespectful, intolerant members of American society. If you are waiting for SEPTA to take any action, I would not hold my breath.
January 3, 2013 |
Sean Sullivan chose a book, sat down on the library rug, and explained to Tavish that he was going to read him a mystery about a hidden treasure. Tavish, never one to turn down a good story, wagged his short red tail, and put his head on Sean's knee. On the other side of the room, tucked into the back of the children's section of an Alexandria, Va., library, Jonathan Mendez was reading with a Spanish accent to a black Portuguese water dog named Skipper. A golden retriever was sprawled out in another corner, and a tiny toy poodle sat up, bright-eyed, as a girl read to him about an alligator.
December 30, 2012
The Currents section does not appear this week. It will return next Sunday. Today's opinion pages are on A24 and A25.
December 28, 2012 |
THERE IS usually very little debate over the best fantasy player in a given year. Runaway winners have generally been the norm the last 10 seasons. Whether it was Aaron Rodgers last year, LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006, or Priest Holmes in 2003, voting for the fantasy MVP is usually academic. Tom Brady won the 2007 award with 50 touchdown passes and 87 percent of the vote. This year is different. In the closest voting ever, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson nudged out Brady and Peyton Manning for the most valuable fantasy player.
December 25, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On wanting what everyone else has: I admit I occasionally wish I had someone else's income, legs, job, etc., but the feeling is momentary. When I was 11, I was desperate to change places with Mary K., a beautiful blonde in my class. She had everything I wanted: a big brother, a big house on the lake, a father who was a doctor and thus didn't change jobs and force us to move every year, a bubbly personality. Her 11th birthday party was a sophisticated trip to dinner and the movies; mine was a run-of-the-mill slumber party.
December 20, 2012
I NEVER IN MY wildest nightmares thought I would see this day. Christine Flowers and I actually see eye to eye on something, when she asked why the average citizen needs with a high-power, high-volume ammo clip ( Daily News , Dec. 18). The more I read, the more astounded I became to learn that the woman does have something that resembles a rational thought process. And as she went on to question the rationale conjured up by the ACLU that mentally ill people have the right to freely roam among us, I really began to think there's hope for the woman yet. I'm just sorry it took something as tragic as Sandy Hook to make her utilize her brain for something other than a counterweight to keep her balance.