We drove 100 km per hour to get to Slowness Day in Montreal on time

Enemies of Reading June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore Our family takes an annual trip to Montreal each summer. In the past we went at no particular time of the season, just when it was convenient to go. But three years ago we happened on “la Journée de la Lenteur” (the Day of Slowness), a small festival designed to coincide with […]
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How would bike sharing work in Northwest Philadelphia?

Opinion June 25, 2014 2 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Just before its taking off for the summer, Philadelphia City Council passed a law authorizing bike sharing in the city. The bill paves the way for a more than 150 stations where some 1,800 bicycles will be available for anyone who wants to use a public bike to get around. Proponents of […]
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No gain from pain – stay active safely

Opinion June 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Pekka Mooar We all know that regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise makes you look good and feel good – promoting greater muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, weight control and cardiovascular fitness. Too much of a good thing, however, can lead to an injury that can sideline you from […]
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Explorer Man finds the time is meow for ‘Kittenpalooza’

Opinion, Over the Top, Pets June 21, 2014 0 Comments

By Mike Todd “Dude, there could be hornets’ nests in there or poison ivy or rusty nails sticking out all over the place,” I told our four-year-old son, Evan, and his eyes grew wide. “Please can I go in there? Pleeeease?” he said again, and I realized that I might as well have told him […]
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Out and Back: A father’s running wisdom

Opinion, Out and Back June 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala The humidity on Kelly Drive rebuffed a welcoming breeze and kept the consistency of the air somewhere between soup and Jello. My head floated about 3 feet above my body and I couldn’t feel my legs. “Glorious,” I thought, “I’m 3 miles out; this will be fun getting back.” As the name of this […]
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The secret to sparking U.S. interest in soccer? Winning

Opinion June 18, 2014 5 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro If you didn’t see the U.S. National Team’s 2014 debut against Ghana Monday night, you missed a great match. After a goal in the first minute of play by U.S. superstar Clint Dempsey, the Americans held onto a lead until a late goal by Ghana tied the match 1 – 1 in […]
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Enemies of Reading: Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Enemies of Reading, Opinion June 18, 2014 0 Comments


by Hugh Gilmore  My only comfort during a certain hard time in my life came from running at a nearby track. Pushing my body through the early evening air purged the day’s bitterness and readied me for tomorrow. What had begun as choice soon became a necessity. Thus, one evening, I arrived at the field […]
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‘Month of Moderns’ begins Sunday at Hill Presbyterian

Note-Worthy June 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Donald Nally will lead The Crossing in concert Sunday, June 15, 4 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The concert opens the choir’s “Month of Moderns.” Taking part will be soprano soloist Rebecca Hoke of Chestnut Hill (a soloist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church) and baritone Colin Dill of East […]
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College: The benefits are clearer than ever

Opinion June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro As high school seniors around the country graduate, a lot of talk has circled back to a question that’s ever more popular. It’s a subject I’ve touched on in this space several times: Is a college degree worth it? The unconventional wisdom is that rising costs of American universities, which have led […]
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What would you do?

Enemies of Reading June 11, 2014 2 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore She was a genuinely nice young woman and noticeable at first glance for her wide brown eyes, straight nose and full lips. Her thick, dark hair framed an exceptionally pretty face. She was a full-size woman too. I always looked at her and caught myself trying to remember just what Italian movie […]
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