Blinq Archive: May, 2008

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Philadelphia, What's YOUR Problem?

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Great cities attract ambitious people, the post by essayist Paul Graham begins. "In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message:... Read more
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Breakdancing With An Ancient Greek Chorus

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How to deal with a study that finds old folks are happier than young ‘uns? I could go personal – I was just at my parents’... Read more
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R.I.P. Jimmy McGriff

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Jimmy McGriff, the Germantown-born bluesy jazz organist, died Saturday in his Voorhees home, his wife reports. He was 72 and had MS. The former... Read more
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Thief!

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Here’s a tender Philadelphia tale for the holiday, full of patriotism, camaraderie and grand larceny. All it’s missing is a happy... Read more
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Another Blood-Sucking Pol?

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Guest Blinqer Sam Wood contributed the following item for your exclusive enjoyment, exclusive in that no one else in the mainstream Philadelphia... Read more
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Wasting In the Land of Plenty

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Thursday's column asks the impolite question: Has Philabundance gotten too successful? There's no denying it's doing more to feed the hungry... Read more
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Excuse Me For Not Getting Up

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“Excuse me for not getting up,” Msgr. Louis Marucci says, offering his hand. “It’s not going to happen.” He’s... Read more
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Rats On Peach Street

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Leonard Bonarek was on the phone, just a little concerned. Yes, he actually got misty-eyed reading about himself this morning. (The tech-savvy... Read more