October 3, 2010 |
In the morning, before my father and I go our separate ways to work, we chat amiably. "Good luck on your day. " "Hope business is good. " And our one response to everything: " Inshallah . " God willing. I get into my mini-SUV and head off to the hospital, groaning about the lack of sleep, the lack of time, but also knowing that I am driving off to what has always been my dream. My father gets into his blue taxi, picks up his radio and tells the dispatcher he's ready. Then he waits.
February 18, 2013 |
The "Manhattan" episode of "Once Upon a Time" answers a lot of lingering questions: Who's Henry's father? What will happen when Rumpelstiltskin reunites with his son? Who is Rumpelstiltskin's son? How did Mr. Gold get his limp? What was in the box August showed to Neil? All pressing queries that the creators could've dangled for years, but they didn't. We get to see the answers, and, of course, we get to form lots more questions. As is often the case, we start in the past. Years ago, Rumpelstiltskin is out to prove that he's not the coward his father was, so he's happy that he's been called to the front lines of the war. His wife is not so happy but knows it's best.
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July 26, 2010
Carl Gordon, who despite a late start on an acting career became a well-known presence on stage and television, has died. He was 78. Gordon died July 20 at his home in Jetersville, Va., of non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, said his wife, Jacqueline Alston-Gordon. Gordon was best known for his role in "Roc," a situation comedy about an African American working-class family in Baltimore that ran on Fox from 1991-94. Gordon played Andrew Emerson, the father of sanitation worker Roc Emerson, who was played by Charles S. Dutton.
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October 9, 2010 |
Imagine for a moment what it must be like to be Deepak Chopra's son. You're lounging around with Dad, the two of you in modern white overstuffed chairs, dressed nearly identically in collarless black jackets, jeans and T-shirts. You're supposed to be having a conversation, some everyday give-and-take; you're supposed to be talking about dogs, as a matter of fact. But then somebody asks your father yet another Big Question ? so, Deepak, what, really, should we know about human consciousness?
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September 18, 2009 |
Distraught over his divorce and the loss of his job, James Mulvaney did the unthinkable, Ventura County authorities say. Sometime after his ex-wife dropped their two children off at his Thousand Oaks apartment Tuesday, Mulvaney stabbed 12-year-old Jason and 7-year-old Jennifer to death in their bedrooms. The 52-year-old father then took his own life by overdosing on prescription pills, a preliminary review Thursday by the county medical examiner's office indicates. Pending toxicology tests are needed to confirm the finding, but Mulvaney's body had no visible trauma and prescription medicines were found in the residence, Deputy Medical Examiner Michael Tellez said.
January 21, 2014 |
- Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood. It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge, Mass., home to attend graduate school in New York, a 10-year-old Forbes and her sister were largely left in their father's care, which was far from normal - let alone safe - parenting. Forbes, 45, who has writing credits on "The Larry Sanders Show" and the animated movie "Monsters vs. Aliens," said as a parent she has encouraged her children not to be timid.