S-A-F-E-T-Y

S-A-F-E-T-Y

‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance Well they’re no friends of mine It is time to put these outdated prejudices behind us. We must strive to embrace all of humanity–even those people who do not dance. It is not our place to judge, and we cannot truly understand those who do […]

Fishtown Crime Scene

Fishtown Crime Scene

So what does it mean when you arrive home on a dark and stormy night to find an apparent doll suicide in your back yard? The properties to the left and right are currently vacant, so this poor, plastic creature obviously jumped from the second story of the house behind me. UPDATE: Dan has provided […]

Max Raabe is coming to Philly!

Max Raabe is coming to Philly!

Sherri W reminds us that the one and only Max Raabe will be performing at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center on Thursday, December 1st.  It is a dream come true! Though we all fell in love with Max Raabe’s big band renditions of Oops, I Did it Again and Sex Bomb, I suspect that December’s show will […]

Fishtown Street Movies and Miscellaneous Short Animations

Fishtown Street Movies and Miscellaneous Short Animations

On Friday night, the Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies! program came to Fishtown. Films included Shouts from the Crowd, a documentary about local jazz band Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers, From the Del to the El, a story about the evolution of Fishtown, and Still Life With Animated Dogs. The hit of the evening […]

Camping in Acadia

Camping in Acadia

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit Maine’s Acadia National Park. I was a reasonably successful camper, surviving timed showers (4 minutes!), thunderstorms, slimy cheese from the cooler, various creepy crawlers, and a whiny kid at the campsite next door. Acadia is the only US national park comprised solely of donated land, […]

I’m back, and now I have a drill

I’m back, and now I have a drill

As required by the laws of home ownership, I recently acquired a drill (thanks, Clair) and have been making holes in the basement. Now that I possess both a drill and a fifty pound Solid-State Osterizer Cyclomatic blender, I’m pretty much unstoppable. Did you hear that Verizon?  I’ve been very patient about three weeks with […]