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June 22, 2011
Boomer Chick Adventures combine outings and excursions with some component of solitude - and some sharing and dialogue in the mix. "I like to think of these as experiences for Boomer Chicks With Attitude," says Patricia Osborne, who for her own 50th birthday took off to a cabin in Washington state and enjoyed a week of total solitude. (She is married and has children and grandchildren.) "Most of all," says Osborne, "I feel that just getting back to nature can be clarifying and calming.
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February 10, 2002 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Unlike Jesus, the Rev. Christopher C. Moore, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Drexel Hill, keeps his hair trimmed short and his face shaved clean. He and Jesus differ in other respects as well. There's no evidence in the Gospels that Jesus ever ran a marathon (as the rector once did) or tried to stay in shape by lifting weights and riding a bike (as Father Moore continues to do). But Jesus and Father Moore do share an essential trait: their passion for solitude.
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March 6, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are expecting our first child (a boy) later this year. How do I teach my son to enjoy solitude and his own company? Too many people today turn on the radio or TV because they can't appreciate the quiet. I want my little one to have loving friends, but also periods of quiet, reflective fun time by himself. What's the difference between solitude and loneliness? - Solitary woman in Ottawa, Canada DEAR SOLITARY WOMAN: The difference between solitude and loneliness depends on how an individual handles being alone.
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September 29, 1999 | By Crispin Sartwell
It's the 20th anniversary of the Walkman. When the miniature cassette player/radio with earphones was introduced in 1979, it seemed like a pleasant enough object, and perhaps a nice solution to the boombox problem: big basses in public places. As time rattled on, however, it began to seem as if Walkman users were hiding in their tiny room of sound, disconnecting from the people around them. Many argued that this heralded a dark new era of isolation: It's just you and your machine.
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March 30, 1991 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
Around the Delaware Valley yesterday, many Christians paused in their daily routine to observe Good Friday, the beginning of the Christian weekend celebrating the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. At the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and in Center City, two worshippers (left and below) kneel and pray in solitude.
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April 22, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
A MIND-WARMING EXPERIENCE is enjoyed by vacationer Anna Bourdonsmith as she soaks up the sun while reading the work of a Nobel laureate. The Londoner chose an area along Kelly Drive for relaxing yesterday as she read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The high temperature of 77 was 12 degrees above the normal high for the date.
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April 18, 2014 | By John Timpane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The world paused to remember an undisputed cultural giant Thursday when Colombia-born Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, journalist, master of fiction, historian, screenwriter, and political advocate, died at his home in Mexico City at age 87. His most famous novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), were millions of people's first encounter with South American fiction. "Gabo," as he was known throughout South America, became one of the 20th century's most famous writers, and perhaps its most visible politically active writer.
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April 23, 2004 | By Judy Downing
As much as air, food and water, I need nature - a place to walk with some degree of quiet and solitude away from the noises of civilization and humdrum of everyday life. When I was young, I had two places of retreat and delight. One was the concrete foundation of a house set back from Princeton Avenue, where I grew up, back in the days before the Cherry Hill Mall was built. This large, open cellar always accumulated rainwater, which in summer hosted tadpoles and frogs for observation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2013 | By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist
Rob Garfield is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in "men's issues. " He's writing a book, The Guy's Guide to Friendship , and is interested in how men communicate or, more often, don't communicate, and the effect that has on their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Garfield, 67, who practices in Bala Cynwyd and is a faculty member of the psychiatry department at the University of Pennsylvania, conducts "friendship labs" and men's retreats to induce men to open up and relate on a deeper level.
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April 19, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The world paused to remember an undisputed cultural giant Thursday after Colombian-born Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, a journalist, master of fiction, historian, screenwriter, and political advocate, died at his home in Mexico City at age 87. His most famous novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), were millions of people's first encounter with South American fiction. "Gabo," as he was known throughout South America, became one of the 20th century's most famous writers, and perhaps its most visible politically active writer.
TRAVEL
July 15, 2013 | By Myscha Theriault, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE SERVICE
If you and your boo are due for some time away together, you have a number of vacation experiences to choose from. Active itineraries, vineyard exploration, and remote stargazing venues are just a few of the options available. From Sonoma to South Carolina, here are some of my favorites. Sports. If moving and grooving suits your travel style, perhaps it's time to consider a few more golf getaways. Hilton Head Island has a number of such options available, including the numerous courses available at the Sea Pines Resort.
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March 12, 2013 | By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist
Rob Garfield is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in "men's issues. " He's writing a book, The Guy's Guide to Friendship , and is interested in how men communicate or, more often, don't communicate, and the effect that has on their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Garfield, 67, who practices in Bala Cynwyd and is a faculty member of the psychiatry department at the University of Pennsylvania, conducts "friendship labs" and men's retreats to induce men to open up and relate on a deeper level.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are expecting our first child (a boy) later this year. How do I teach my son to enjoy solitude and his own company? Too many people today turn on the radio or TV because they can't appreciate the quiet. I want my little one to have loving friends, but also periods of quiet, reflective fun time by himself. What's the difference between solitude and loneliness? - Solitary woman in Ottawa, Canada DEAR SOLITARY WOMAN: The difference between solitude and loneliness depends on how an individual handles being alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2011
Boomer Chick Adventures combine outings and excursions with some component of solitude - and some sharing and dialogue in the mix. "I like to think of these as experiences for Boomer Chicks With Attitude," says Patricia Osborne, who for her own 50th birthday took off to a cabin in Washington state and enjoyed a week of total solitude. (She is married and has children and grandchildren.) "Most of all," says Osborne, "I feel that just getting back to nature can be clarifying and calming.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
Turns out that if you're alone in the wilderness and your arm is wedged under a rock, cutting it off with a dull knife isn't as easy as you'd think. No, indeed. As we see in "127 Hours," you must first break the bone in your forearm, because there's no way the pocketknife is going to . . . hack it. Only then can you begin stabbing away at the putrid flesh of your blood-starved arm (grow up, it was dead anyway). Then you drink your own urine for strength (you've been thoughtfully saving it)
NEWS
August 15, 2010 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, visitors at the Philadelphia Zoo have been walking right by the funny little house known as The Solitude. It's been locked up, easy to miss, especially when the boxwood hedges were six feet tall. But no more. After decades of being used by the zoo for everything from a snake exhibit in the parlor to executive offices in the library, The Solitude is well on its way to inviting company over. Come September, after $500,000 in renovations that include substantial hedge-trimming, the house will be open for group tours.
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August 8, 2009 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 2003, with his marriage disintegrating, Ted Danforth decided to do something special with his teenage sons. So, through L.L. Bean, he booked a kayak camping trip in Maine. For three days, Danforth and his boys - Matt, then 19, and Ben, then 17 - paddled the pellucid waters of Casco Bay. They ventured out into the ocean, to Eagle Island, the summer home of arctic explorer Robert Peary. They saw seals sunning themselves on rocks. They reveled in absolute silence and were lulled to sleep at night by lapping waves under star-studded skies.
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May 5, 2006 | Daily News wire services
Judge Leonie M. Brinkema yesterday sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to prison for the rest of his life, saying he won't get his wish to die in a blaze of glory and instead "will die with a whimper. " Moussaoui exchanged barbs with the judge, and family members who lost loved ones excoriated him to his face. Moussaoui, in his last chance to be heard in public, delivered a speech about his hatred for America, concluding: "God curse America and save Osama bin Laden. You'll never get him. " Brinkema was clearly angered that when the jury spared Moussaoui's life on Wednesday, he had exulted that "America had lost" and he had won. She told him, "You will spend the rest of your life in a super-maximum-security facility.
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