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Spring Preview

Spring Preview

It’s not the Keukenhof or the Philadelphia Flower show, but the 2011 Spring Bulb Show at Smith College was just the ticket today. After a long winter, I hadn’t realized how much I missed seeing colors in nature until faced with a greenhouse full off tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils (and a few fake birds). It […]

Phanatic on Kelly Drive

The time is now. Goodbye, Philly!

In less than two weeks, after years of discussion, Type E and I are moving away from Philadelphia. Yes, it’s a terrible time to leave good jobs and find new ones, and it’s not the best time to sell a house. We have no friends or family in our new town. But the time is […]

The Lost Thing

2011 Oscar-nominated animated shorts

Thoughts on the animated short films that were nominated for the 2011 Oscars.

Absecon's famous hydrangeas

Goodbye, Nana

A fond farewell to Nana, Type E’s grandmother.

A pig, or a cat with a black eye?

A pig, or a cat with a black eye?

Courtesy of Madame Fromage

Courtesy of Madame Fromage