February 1, 2013 |
Boxer Omar Henry, who was pulled from a televised fight card in November after discovering he had gallbladder cancer, died Friday in Chicago. He was 25. Henry, a light-middleweight, was supposed to fight on Showtime on Nov. 16. A couple of days before the event, he went to a doctor because of nausea. Tests revealed that he had Stage 4 gallbladder cancer. He posted the news on his Facebook page : "To all my friends and loyal fans I want to inform you all that I am fighting the fight of my life against a disease known as gallbladder cancer.
August 20, 2012 |
For years Sheba lived on the streets with Georgina. "When it was cold, she kept me warm," Georgina recalled recently, "and if I got attacked, she protected me. " Sheba was a patient, loving German shepherd mix whose excess belly fat and low-hanging nipples gave testimony to her maternal nature. Everyone on skid row - kids, cops, prostitutes, pimps - loved her. But her best friends were the homeless street addicts who live outside our Catholic Worker soup kitchen, particularly Georgina.
December 22, 2010 |
My dog is dumb as a stick, but that doesn't necessarily make him a bad person. He's just gifted in other areas ? such as chewing himself raw or hurling himself across the dinner table in pursuit of scraps. Trust me, the guy would Fosbury Flop across the Panama Canal to acquire the dead end of a stale French fry. I love him still, in that way you love things that need you a little more than you need them ? bosses, hamsters, street mimes. Michael Vick, former resident of the federal penal system and now a contributing member of the Philadelphia Eagles, one of those win-at-all-costs football organizations that Nietzsche could have coached, knows the value of a dog as well.
November 8, 2010 |
Aries (March 21-April 19): The first connection you make with someone is through your eyes. All the warmth, humor and intelligence you send out will be well received today. Taurus (April 20-May 20): What's fun for the short term isn't necessarily good in the long run. The current intensity of your schedule is fine, but plan a rest at the end of the week. Gemini (May 21-June 21): Someone has been on your mind, and this person will come out of the woodwork and connect with you soon.
February 7, 2010
Fiction weeks on list 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. 35 2. First Rule by Robert Crais (Putnam: $26.95) Joe Pike's past catches up with him when an old friend's family is killed. 3 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $25.95) A hacker implicated in two murders must revisit her past to prove her innocence.
February 7, 2010
Fiction Weeks on list 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. 35 2. First Rule by Robert Crais (Putnam: $26.95) Joe Pike's past catches up with him when an old friend's entire family is killed. 3 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $25.95) A hacker implicated in two murders must revisit her past to prove her innocence.