June 6, 2016 |
I just bought diapers. For Ruby the Crazy Corgi. Before I explain, let me warn you. If you're squeamish, stop reading now. Go read something else. Preferably one of my books. Or enjoy life some other way. It's up to you. This is America. Just don't say I didn't warn you, if you're truly squeamish about things like poop and peepee. By the way, before we even begin, let me mention something about things scatological. (That's an SAT word for poop and peepee, in case you didn't know.
March 26, 2016 |
Hot pink. Orange. Violet. These saturated pastels are destined to pretty up our kissers this spring - think Easter egg brights. The trendlet Vivid matte lips are the only beauty element we need to spice up our monotone smiles. (But a clutch in a matching hue should do the trick, too.) Where does it come from? We can trace the beginning of the vibrant lip to the 1940s, when Max Factor Jr. - whose father invented "pan-cake" makeup - created Tru-Color. This matte lipstick stayed on through all manner of eating and drinking.
February 18, 2016 |
Brenden Ruby and Adam Perry led the charge for Rancocas Valley on Tuesday in a 54-41 win over host Delran. Ruby scored a team-leading 22 points, thanks to three three-pointers, and Perry added 17 points. The Red Devils shot 14 for 15 from the free-throw line in the Burlington County League contest. Cape-Atlantic League. Jake O'Neill didn't score a point, but he tallied 12 blocked shots and eight rebounds as host Mainland beat Vineland, 68-52. Taylor Dirkes scored 24 points and Brandon Savitch added 20 for the winners.
January 17, 2016 |
A SOUTH PHILLY MAN who beat his ex-girlfriend's dog, Ruby, with a baseball bat was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia Municipal Court to a rehabilitative program and ordered to pay $2,500 toward the dog's medical bills. As part of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, Andrew Wallace, 42, must complete anger-management classes and do community service work, said the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wallace, of 10th Street near Tasker, was charged with animal cruelty and possessing instruments of a crime for hitting the pit bull mix Sept.
January 1, 2016
Ruby Cavanaugh, 93, the woman whose love for 1940s music and culture inspired her son to create a chain of diners in her name, died Sunday in Tustin, Calif. "Ruby was known for her quick smile, warm personality and inner strength," the Ruby's Diner restaurant chain said in a statement Tuesday. "Her friends could count on her for warm support during their own trials and tribulations, and more than anything she put family first. " Ms. Cavanaugh was born in Jefferson City, Mo., and moved with her family to California in 1936.
December 7, 2015 |
It's no secret that I'm getting older, and so are my pets. But only one of us is able to retire, and it ain't me. At my house, it's AARP, or the American Association of Retired Pets. By way of background, I've always had dogs and cats, as well as the usual menagerie of pets that populated Francesca's childhood, like guinea pigs, gerbils, and even a pygmy bunny named Peewee, who lived to be 12 years old and had one tooth that actually grew outside of his mouth and up his nose.
July 2, 2015 |
RUBY HORNE Hill had that special glow about her that nobody could really explain. But she had the ability to light up a room just by stepping into it. Yes, she was a beauty, but more important, according to her family, she had a beautiful spirit. "When Ruby walked into a room, the room lit up like bright sunshine," her family said. Ruby Horne Hill, a talented artist and designer and a dedicated family matriarch, died June 9. She was 90 and lived in West Philadelphia. Ruby had many gifts.
March 28, 2015 |
Ruby Smith Marshall was known at William Allen Middle School in Moorestown as the leaf book lady, said a daughter, Robbin Williams. At the beginning of each school year, her students would have to go out and get leaves on field trips to nearby Strawbridge Lake Park or down in the Pine Barrens. They would then arrange and identify their findings in booklets, as part of the Leaf Book Project, for Mrs. Marshall's life science classes. "Many of her students credited her for their accomplishments" in later life, her daughter said, some of them developing careers in sciences themselves.
March 26, 2015 |
DRESSED IN A STETSON HAT with his best girl, Ruby, by his side, wine-cellar designer Scot Ziskind attended the state House of Representatives hearing on medical marijuana in Center City yesterday for his health - and his livelihood. Ziskind, 57, has a seizure disorder and relies only on Ruby - his service dog - and marijuana to manage his illness. Although nobody denies that Ruby belongs in Ziskind's life, the little green plant he also depends on, which he is forced to obtain illegally, is a different story.
November 6, 2014 |
WHAT'S NEW on Twitter? Am I doing well enough at work? Where are my kids? What's the latest on Putin - I'm going to a party tonight and I don't want to look stupid. Sound familiar? Comedian Ruby Wax said that humans "don't have the bandwidth" mentally to survive the demands of 21st-century life. With our brains constantly stimulated, many of us are on the verge of a mental breakdown - whether we are among the one in four people living with a mental illness or not. Wax tackles this issue, as well as methods to combat the chaos, in her book, Sane New World , a bestseller in Britain that came out yesterday in the U.S. She'll bring a stage companion to the book to Christ Church Neighborhood House on Nov. 13 as part of the 13th annual First Person Arts Festival, which began yesterday and runs through Nov. 15 at locations troughout the city.