You can't buy much for $2 these days, but in Philadelphia, you can feed yourself and a homeless neighbor with just a couple of bucks.
Right in the middle of the contagious enthusiasm, now proudly waving my flag, I could not help but think of all the people who still lack such a basic privilege.
Living with MS, a progressive illness, has forced me to accept sudden changes in life that are not always easy or pleasant to deal with. Accepting and loving myself -- overcoming fear, embarrassment and self-consciousness -- was a significant milestone for me.
The call came at 10 at night. Annie LeVasseur had been eagerly expecting it, but, still, it made her nervous.
What do you do when you have days when the "world is too much with you"? I do my best to keep from absorbing the pain and angst of those in my persona...
Last year, it seemed the obituary for Atlantic City couldn't be written fast enough. The beach town of 39,000 people lost a higher percentage of jobs than any other city in the country. Four casinos closed. Three of the remaining eight casinos are mired in bankruptcy.
Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, but from Massachusetts down through Virginia. After reading a number of Verizon's state summaries of how great the company is and how well they have been serving each state, I noticed a pattern.
Eastern State Penitentiary was once considered the most notable and expensive prison during its heyday and a model for over 300 other prisons throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Today, this National Historic Landmark remains in ruins as a museum in the City of Brotherly Love.
The first time I wandered past Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, I had just finished tabling for Quail Bell Magazine at the Philly Zine Fest. It had thus far been a weekend of exchanging stories and doodles with zinesters, cartoonists, and crafters from across the country--both an invigorating and exhausting experience.
Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.
Last year, the artist also known as Garrett Dutton released a record with the original members of his famed trio G. Love and Special Sauce for the first time in a decade. And this month, he begins a summer tour including both solo and full band shows.
100% of phone customers paid for networks most will never get.
The deal -- If the State granted higher profits (read rate increases on phone customers) and gave tax breaks, this extra money would be used to pay for constructing these new networks over the next 20+ years.
Family. I notice it all the time as I observe the homeless individuals who walk in and out of the library. They watch each other's belongings, share what food they have with each other, and even counsel each other when things just seem unbearable.
So you want to visit Paris? You were here 40 years ago as an exchange student. Or you were here 30 years ago on your honeymoon. Or 15 years ago on your second honeymoon.
Many times we believe that we need to 'fix ourselves', that we need to iron out our imperfections before we can be what we want to be. Instead, Marc has reached the height of his profession while stuttering. He proves that you can refuse to let your challenges harness your dreams.