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Posts by: Matt Suwak

I’ve been working outdoors for so long now that I can’t work inside. Seriously. I mean, between writing that sentence and this one I had to pop my head out the...

Most of us were introduced to bonsai trees in The Karate Kid, and I’m no exception to that. It’s an iconic scene in a spectacular movie when young Danny LaRusso...

One of my top five favorite hobbies is ignoring the responsibilities of the impending week. I’m not shy about admitting that on Sunday nights I’m about a...

We went through a few bad ass winter storms here in the Northeast over the past few weeks. I was one of those idiots running in the snowstorm and tromping...

This starts with a snowstorm. It was a recent one, the big and unexpected snowstorm that bombarded the northeast during the end of February. About six hours...

During the day I pay the bills by gardening and landscaping in Philadelphia. It’s a good gig for me, mostly because I can grow out my beard and spend my entire...

The old saying goes, “The clothes make the man”, and goddammit I disagree with that. Mind you, I’m not one for fashion; hell, the majority of my wardrobe consists...

The problem with plants is that one is never enough. Once you’ve got one, it suddenly looks lonely without a partner, so you add a second to the collection....

I’m not a Philadelphia native, but holy shit do I get a surge of Philly pride when I walk down the streets during this NFL playoff season. It’s amazing to see...

It was a balmy winter day in Philadelphia when I decided I’d had enough of balmy winter days. I threw on an extra flannel, packed my water bottle and camera,...