When I mentioned that I might need to meditate no one — not my husband, my friends, or my therapist — disagreed. Yes! They crowed. Universally, they rushed in, heads nodding, extolling Zen gurus, experiences with '60s TM, and mindfulness sessions with Jon Cabot Zinn. They dropped off guided mindfulness CDs, located classes, and offered meditation groups.
I have joined a campaign at my college, Haverford, to call for our endowment to be divested from fossil fuel companies. We believe our college's investment choices today need not be our investment choices of tomorrow, and that is fair to insist that institutions like colleges take significant collective action on climate change.
Is the FEMA advisory building height for the Jersey Shore flood zone based on sea level or ground level? asks a NewsWorks reader, noting that North Wildwood is five feet above sea level. WHYY'sTracey Samuelson has an answer.
A NewsWorks reader wrote in with a question after reading our recent story on thestate of the U.S. Senate's plan on immigration reform: "What are the different steps for the immigration talks to become law. In how many weeks, months or years from now will an undocumented alien be allowed to apply?"
We are gardening neighbors, dog walking neighbors, neighbors who wave hello from one another's lawns.No one would have mistaken us for friends.But one day last week, I was out walking my mini-Schnauzer and, spotting her, stopped to say hello.
"Everything good?" I asked, expecting the usual innocuous reply. Instead she gave a little crooked shrug, sighed, and — to my complete astoni...
Whether we admit it or not, many of us are conditioned to fear meddling and to think that intruding on someone else's household somehow crosses the line of decency. Look straight ahead, do your own thing and whatever you do, don't get involved. When is interfering in a parent-child interaction okay?
Eric loves living in South Philly and is very happy to be working in public media again as a NewsWorks web producer. Before moving to Philadelphia, he spent some time on the “dark side” producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio’s programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.
NewsWorks would like to congratulate all of this year's Rutgers University graduates. You are the school's biggest graduation class ever. School officials say the class of 2013 included an estimated 14,302 graduates from the university's More »
When Superstorm Sandy damaged the beaches in the Delaware River bay, it left horseshoe crabs without a place to nest. The loss of spawning grounds dramatically worsened the plight of an endangered shorebird which depends More »