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I am writing about your advice regarding the fact that I dropped out of community college in the general studies program (pre-Covid last fall) since, in my mind, I really have no idea what I wanted … more
David Cantor, Executive Director, Responsible Policies for Animals, coined the term “biocaust” to define the widespread destruction of animals and the living world.  Closer to home, … more
As we all finish off what’s left of turkey leftovers this week, public health officials are nervously eying Covid-19 data with reasonable fears that Thanksgiving celebrations are likely to kick off what will easily be the worst wave of infections we’ve seen since the pandemic began in March. more
Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Quiet tastefulness. Low-keyed sensitivity. Dry wit. Elegant … more
Whatever the solution, I hope we as a community may gather our resources to make changes to spare our deer population from unnecessary suffering. more
Last week we launched the Mt. Airy Local.  The new weekly newspaper is an edition of the Chestnut Hill Local, meaning much of the content is common to the two … more
Last Thursday, the City of Philadelphia issued its guidance on celebrating the holidays safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bullet-pointed advice advocated limiting holiday dinner guest … more
 Please take a bow. Don’t be bashful, you deserve it. Four years ago, in the wake of the Trump victory, 87 Cathedral Villagers came together in two organizing meetings held on … more
Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. It should come as no surprise that a Rob Reiner-directed … more
This has been a hard-fought and discordant campaign season, disruptive to sone friendships and, yes, to families. I can add a brighter aspect to the election. Learning that some of our … more
When Joe Biden takes office his very first action should be to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.  His second action should be to implement a plan to heal the divisions in the electorate … more
On Sunday night, some 24 hours after the banging of pots and honking of car horns in celebration of Donald Trump’s electoral defeat had subsided, 60 Minutes lead its hour-long news magazine … more
Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. It’s 2031, 17 years after a failed global-warming … more
When we all first joined the digital revolution, picking up our first smartphones 10 or 15 years ago, we all likely imagined the amazing new opportunities these devices would afford us. We all had … more
It was almost exactly seven years ago — November 1, 2013. It was a Friday, I had the day off, and I had ridden my horse in the Wissahickon that morning. On the way to do afternoon errands, I … more
Thank you to everyone for voting and to everyone who worked in so many ways to make the 2020 election happen. If you have any questions or would like to join us as we plan 2021, please let us know … more
Regarding the article on Rise Gatherings (“Antidote for stress: 'Forest Bathing' washes away cares,” Oct. 22), I did not hesitate to register for Rise Gathering’s forest bathing … more
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