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Sandy Hingston

City Life

Best Thing: No, the Phillies Didn’t Scout Donald Trump in High School

“There’s no chance,” says a scouting expert. Thank God somebody finally stood up for the integrity of our baseball team.

City Life

After Coronavirus, Will We Ever Go Back to Wearing “Work Clothes”?

My pandemic uniform has been a pair of sweatpants and a ratty old t-shirt. I’ll be damned if I’m ever going back.

Victor Baldi
City Life

A Funeral Director on Preparing for What’s to Come

Victor Baldi III, the fourth-generation funeral director at Baldi Funeral Home on South Broad Street, on bracing for the surge amid a pandemic.

City Life

Best Thing This Week: At Least the English Language Isn’t Self-Isolating

Merriam-Webster is adding 535 new words to the dictionary. Of course, many of them are pandemic-related.

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The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Out the Best in People. It’s Showing People as They Truly Are

It’s fantasy to think that difficult times change our very natures.

Be Well Philly

Paying Way Too Much Attention to My Plants Is a Welcome Distraction

Tending to the copious greenery in my home gives me time to pause and marvel.

City Life

Best Thing: Hey, Colonial Theatre, That’s Really Punny!

Now showing: Films for the social distancing era.

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Best Thing This Week: The Delaware Is the River of the Year!

What did Delaware? She wore a bright new honor.

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The Sad, Seemingly Inevitable History of Blaming Pandemics on “Others”

From “the Black Death” to “the Chinese Virus,” an examination of pandemic-shaming with Penn expert David Barnes.

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Best Thing This Week: Steak-Umm’s Twitter Wins the Internet

Finally, somebody gets to the meat of the matter.

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Best Thing This Week: Golf Cart Blanche

How essential is golf? Apparently, that depends on who you are.

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Best Thing This Week: You Can Hear the Birds Again

They’ve been there all this time, most likely, but who could hear them over all the racket?

City Life

Looking for a Pet in These Stressful Times? Take Mine. Please.

A few things you should know about cats — or my cat, anyway — before taking in a lockdown companion.

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Best Thing: Spring Still Came

Just when you thought life as we knew it was over …

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What You Can Make With What’s Actually in Your Damn Pantry

How to make the most of what you have in your cupboards — whatever that may be.