The List, anchored to the refrigerator door, was an attempt to codify my daughter's maddening eating habits into a document that might actually help us plan menus.There's only one problem with this list. Actually, there are many problems, according to Sasha.
On Aug. 21, 2013, a judge in Philadelphia said Jimmy Dennis, convicted 21 years ago of the murder of Chedell Ray Williams, deserved to be retried within 180 days or to be set free.
He is still on death row.
My students must have thought: "Perfect! Watching movies in class! A no-brainer!!!"Imagine their shock when I handed them "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck on the first day of class and asked them to read the first three chapters by the next day.
Recently I was reminded of the Countess of Coupons. Once a staple of local news, she'd head to a grocery store wielding a thick file of coupons. Trailed by cameras, she'd fill her cart to overflowing and proceed to the checkout, where she would owe little or nothing.
I can clearly recall when my parents would tell us all about the good old days. They would tell us that "penny candy" meant that you got a fistful of candy for a penny. They would tell us that movies were five cents, and that included a double feature. They would tell how they bought their first house, the beautiful house I grew up in, for $30,000. And I remember thinking,God, they'...
I am currently battling the disturbing sensation that my twins' childhoods have just come to a screeching halt.
Georgia and Griffin received their inaugural homework packets from first grade last week, along with a letter to parents explaining that students would now have a nightly reading log, a reading log response sheet, a "words to know" activity sheet, skill-practice activitie...
The signs of Philadelphia's vacant property epidemic are everywhere. They are in the crumbling facades of half-sealed, long-empty buildings; the urban fabric scarred by the high weeds and trash piles of vacant lots; the increased crime, decreased property values, and sinking community morale. Meanwhile, we watch our schools and public services struggle as so many properties contribute nothing...
Reports that the small and feisty Curio Theatre Company in West Philadelphia has been getting hate mail — even a death threat — aimed at a current production of "Romeo and Juliet" suggest that people are taking their theater a little too seriously. Or, more likely that the fringe of crazies is at it again.
Eric loves living in South Philly's East Passyunk neighborhood. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2009, 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.