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Beneighboring ≠ Befriending

I write frequently about my neighbors. The neighbors we love, the neighbors we hate. Well, we’ve recently beneighbored some people who are just… meh. Beth and Jon are new to the neighborhood, he works in insurance and she has some kind of physical therapy job. We’ve been trying to make friends with them, but it’s been … Continue reading

Kensington Boys: Unhinged Melody

The other morning, we awoke to the familiar sound of helicopters hovering over the scene of yet another police-involved civilian death. Last night, however, as we were preparing for bed and listening to the city tuck itself in, we were greeted by a decidedly UNfamiliar noise. Struggling to hear over the rumble of the el-train, blinking at each … Continue reading

Inception Conception

Last month, Frankie the spicy tango Pope came to Philadelphia, and not being in the mood for pilgrims and barricades and traffic jams, we popped down to Maryland to visit my mom, and brought my in-laws along! A fine time was had by all; we ate and drank to excess. We flew a drone, lost the … Continue reading

Cop Out

AH, Fall! The changing of seasons, what a magical time of year. Students are back to school, days are getting shorter, gourd flavored beverages abound and everyone is pining away for some crisp and chilly air to seal the deal. It’s also the time when Philadelphia homeless begin to fortify their outdoor living arrangements, or indeed, … Continue reading

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Gotta Poo It

My office is in a huge building which used to be a tire factory. It has this commercial, pseudo-loft thing going on. They attempt a contemporary modern flavor with bold colors and high ceilings, and undermine all that with utilitarian carpeting and faux industrial decorative details, like metallic trim emulating an I-beam but without any discernible function. … Continue reading


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