Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens: his training and adaptation to acting in a soap opera

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens (who played gay neurosurgeon Reid Oliver on the soap opera As the World Turns) talks about his acting training in college. That training continued with private training, off-Broadway roles, graduate school and even his recurring role on the soap opera—where he flexed different acting muscles. Susan Dansby: Were you interested in acting when you were a […]

Ness Notes (March 14)

It’s rare for the NIT to ‘steal’ NCAA tournament headlines, but that may be the case tonight as Hall of Fame head coach John Chaney announced his retirement last night, while the big news from the NCAA is your inning game. Chaney has coached for 34 years (24 at Temple) winning 741 games (516-252 at Temple). Only four active coaches […]

Baseball time is here once again

Baseball time is here once again Go see our Giants score again. Keep hitting the ball down the field. Look at those Giants and the bases they steal. We hope that the pennant will be in sight again. you Giants to the end. (Lyrics from a memory recording of Art Mineo Combo, song written by Joe Jordan}. Anyone out there […]

A life

It is a common misconception that only a large-scale disaster or thousands of protesters will get the immediate attention of the government or large corporations. On December 29, 2006, I saw this misconception gone wrong. It was a normal day in our busy Emergency Department. We were working at 100%, which meant there were as many patients waiting in the […]

The Curse of the Eighteenth Letter in the 2018 season

Considering it’s the eighteenth year of the century, it’s no surprise that you’ve often heard Alice Cooper’s first big hit on local early music stations. Although “Eighteen” is a song about age, it has never been more appropriate this year than in the four and a half decades since it was released on the band’s Love It To Death album. […]

Fantasy Football: A Lesson in How to Monetize Anything

Attention entrepreneurs: the following would have seemed as fictional as Star Wars to our grandparents, not to mention Vince Lombardi. However, it is all true and there is a valuable lesson in this: you can monetize anything! Congratulations to the NFL. They have found a way to maintain a large fan base despite the myriad of off-field issues they seem […]