Seeing is Believing?

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Been a while since I spent my weekend answering reader nastygrams, but that's what I get for wading into the racial muck underneath the Philadelphia... Read more

Birth Order Bingo

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Took my son, Owen the Barbarian, to the dentist for the first time today. He's 3, but wears clothes that could fit a kindergartener. He enjoys... Read more

Dogs Like Us

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Sunday's column explored whether our treat-pets-as-family philosophy should extend to the bitter end. Story concerned a Delaware County couple... Read more
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And the forecast calls for zombies

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The normally staid Centers for Disease Control is helping the masses preparing for the Rapture, coming Saturday in case you didn't know, which... Read more

Judgment Day

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If you are like me, you've been too busy packing lunches and accidentally leaving wet laundry in the washing machine for days to properly prepare... Read more
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Bin Laden and the Aftermath

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How does a newspaper tell readers Osama Bin Laden is finally dead without becoming too zealous? Most newspapers, like The Inquirer, ran with... Read more

Freaks & Geeks

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Bob Langmuir, collector of rare books and African Americana, took a while to realize that the circus trunk he'd bought contained the greatest... Read more

No fishing hole for old men. But poetry.

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The first question of the day comes by e-mail from Steven Stewart: I thought Dr. Mattison was made rich by the asbestos company he ran,... Read more