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A Home Repair Program that Helps Those in Need

April 15, 2015
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It was a pleasure to meet Jennifer Harris and her daughters. They don’t have an easy time of things, but you could feel the love in their house. I hope these improvements, courtesy of the non-profit Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, make their days a little easier. Read about Jennifer, Trinity and Destiny here.

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Katharine Drexel, two ways

April 13, 2015
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As a freelancer, it’s great to be able to pitch a story on something I’ve already written about to another publication. Late last year, The Daily News here in Philadelphia asked me to write a piece about Cordelia Frances Biddle’s biography of her cousin,...

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Breaking News … about Betsy Ross. Yes, that Betsy Ross.

April 8, 2015
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Recent evidence uncovered at Mount Vernon — a receipt for bedding — proves George Washington knew Betsy Ross two years before he allegedly asked her to sew the nation’s first flag in 1776. The discovery silences doubters who questioned how Washington would have known...

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Writing about food for www.today.com

April 8, 2015
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Another good part of my job? I get to write about things I like. Like food. I’m a big fan of Domenica, a New Orleans restaurant that has some...

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My Sunday column for The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 6, 2015
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I began writing a monthly column for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday “Currents” section in September. My most recent one ran on Easter. It’s about a school’s decision to a...

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Fun features

April 3, 2015
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One of the best things about my job is the variety. I’m a regular contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s feature section. This week, you can read my story about...

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