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President Martin Sheen

The world of make-believe often gets mixed up with real life. Fans sometimes see their Hollywood and TV heroes as more real than imaginary. Tales were often told about the letters addressed to Sherlock...


"Supporting my country, but not . It's a waste of lives and puts people in danger." Benjamin Smith, 20th Street and Passyunk Avenue "Supporting my country. I am for and this war." Edith Fortuna, 20th...

Adventures at Chuck E. Cheese’s

If you don't have young children or grandchildren, you may not have experienced Chuck E. Cheese's. I had lived 64-plus years without venturing into a Chuck E. Cheese's, but on a recent Saturday my...

Media’s war coverage

"There is too much information coming across. If I am seeing it, so is somebody else overseas. It is good that we are kept informed; sometimes I think it is just too much." Spike Whitaker,...

Iraq is not Vietnam

Only a couple of days into our invasion of Iraq, it was evident that people on both sides of the war issue were drawing the wrong comparisons with our failed effort in Vietnam. Jonah Goldberg,...

Iraq War

"I was against it. I still feel bad about the poor boys going to war, but President Bush has to do what he has to do." Olga Perlo, 1900 block S. Camac Street "I think...

Questions for God

I have a few questions that no one else can seem to answer, so I thought I'd go right to the top: Why give free will to someone who has trouble making up his mind? OK,...

Editor’s choice

I really hate Jimmy Buffett. I mean, I don't know the guy personally, but I really hate his music. Wasting A-waaay in Margaritaville does nothing for me. Calling his fans "Parrotheads" is just...


Scraps from a bunch of columns that never made it into the newspaper. Item: Mayoral hopeful Sam Katz poses next to a large pothole and rips the Street administration for not being prepared for...

War against Iraq

"Yes. We gave them too many chances. had time to reveal the weapons he had. We need to get him before he does something to us." Kim Iannacone, 2700 block Cleveland Street "I'm really praying...
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