Too Much Winter

Fourth Winter: Can It Please Be Spring Now?

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 front door just to get a breath of fresh air. Most...
Bonsai Tree

Bonsai Trees: Playing The Long Game

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 is introduced to the calming and meditative pract...
Primus sucks

Primus Sucks: On Self-Promotion

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 six-pack deep and burning my candle on both ends. Usu...
One Race: Human

Snowstorm Camaraderie – Let’s Do This

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 into the snowfall I realized it wasn't going to en...
A houseplant

Add Life to Your Home With Houseplants

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. Next you notice the bedroom sure looks nice with thos...
Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia Eagles: An Ode to the Fans

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 literal swarms of fans wearing their Philadelphia E...
Winter hiking at Nay Aug Park

Winter Hiking: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

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, and headed out the door. I knew exactly where I want...