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Posts by: Matt Suwak

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had my fill of auto-tuned, vapid, rehashed performers churning out the fast-food equivalent of music. Blessedly there are...

I’m not a Christmas guy. There’s just something about the twinkling lights and heart-warming carols and abundance of saccharine sentimentality that makes me...

 Every year before winter sets in, a garden needs one final visit. Most of this work consists of cutting down dying herbaceous material. In the ‘biz, we call...

Vincent van Gogh is associated with starry nights, sunflowers, and severed ears. The Dutch painter didn’t start drawing until he was 26, and didn’t pick up a...

Ah, winter. I love it. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the mugs of hot coffee spiked with bourbon, or crunching through the snowpack in the forest. Could...

I took a long walk through the woods on Sunday, back near where I grew up. It was a necessary journey to avoid going crazy in the chaos and volume of the...

On my 21st birthday, I left work early to begin the drinking festivities. I intended to exercise my right to drink at at every bar I could drag myself into. My...

I looked forward to a weekend camping trip in upstate New York to escape the mugged oppression that masquerades as summer weather in Philadelphia. A few days...

The sun-baked asphalt acts like a convection oven doubling the heat from the sun, and what passes for a breeze feels more like somebody opened the door to a...

A little manual labor is good for the soul. Breaking stone and digging soil, chopping firewood and carrying heavy logs is cathartic. Couple that low-tech,...