Archive: August, 2006
Mimi, the boys and I wanted to thank you for Twinkle. Her great run ended yesterday, and it closed with the grace and peace and comfort that she seemed to enjoy embody. That little girl you had to hand-feed in a fur-lined shoe box wound up living large. Twinkle saw nine countries and raised a family of adoring humans.
We counted the places she'd been yesterday at the vet's - The USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg, which barely counts since it took about 15 minutes to drive through. France was a favorite, however. She had just had cancer surgery, three summers ago, and we took her in a van with my parents to Provence, where we spent 10 days among the buzzing cicadas and swirling lavender breezes. She liked France.
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Back to school for me, the late '70s, when the old KLH turntable was stacked with Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, The Allman Brothers, the James Gang, David Bromberg and Hot Tuna.
How is it that they're all coming around this weekend, playing Camden, the Shore and Schwenksville? (Are they filming a new Yacht Rock? Citizen Mom asked by email. See Episode No. 3)
A loaf of white bread.
A box of Magnums.
And Orlando led the league.
"Erroneous! Erroneous!" seethes the Philadelphia police detective who blogs under the name of the Wild West lawman.
U.S. authorities are advising women to leave their gel brassieres at home when flying. This, ABC News reports, after information from the foiled London terror plot suggests women were to be used to sneak explosives onto a plane.
A husband and wife are being questioned after they were alleged to have planned to hide a liquid explosive in their baby's bottle.
So, what to do when looking to augment one's shape while traveling?
Forget that the streakin' Phils have scored 24 runs in two days against the first-place, less-than-amazin' Mets, that they're 2 and a half games out of the wild card sweepstakes with 45 to go. Ever the realist, Phillies Nation describes why getting to the playoffs will be no cakewalk.
Swing And A Miss picks the heart and soul of the Phillies.
Bleeding Green on why The NFC East, the toughest division in football, is falling apart.
Yes, we are waiting to exchange it until Monday because we're barbecuing this weekend.
Yes, these things are allowed on airplanes.
Folks hoping to gin up some publicity for a new online game called "Gold Rush" ordered a Zogby International poll of Americans' knowledge of popular culture versus, say, things that one might pick up in school.
Yes, you might have heard the headline, U.S. citizens are more versed in Homer Simpson than the Homer that wrote The Iliad.
Took me a little while to figure out what was so fuzzy about the South Philadelphia portrayed in 10th & Wolf, the based-on-a-true-story mob flick that has its local premier tonight.
The streets and steps looked vaguely familiar, the accents sounded ripe enough, but where was one building I could recognize? It was like some feverish bad dream.
They they showed the main character, a tough-guy Gulf War vet named Tommy, returning to South Philly on a bus - only he's riding something called PTransit.