So Close

Despite this fine catch by Desean Jackson in the second half of last night’s NFC Wild Card Game, my Philadelphia Eagles came up short against the New Orleans Saints, losing 26 to 24 on a game ending field goal. It was the first road playoff win for the Saints in the history of the franchise. […] Continue Reading»

My October Reads

In addition to updating my reading lists on GoodReads.com and elsewhere on this site, I’m going to try a monthly post that expands a little on what I’ve read during the previous month. On Saturday, October 1st I attended the Collingswood Book Festival, “a big literary event with a small-town, friendly ambience.” Six blocks of […] Continue Reading»

Come Dancing

“The day they knocked down the Palais My sister stood and cried. They day they knocked down the Palais Part of my childhood died. Just died.” “Come Dancing” by The Kinks, 1983 I’ve spent my entire life living in the Philadelphia area, and 12 years living in the city itself. As you might imagine, I […] Continue Reading»

TWTW: The Seven Week Itch

Here we are, seven weeks into the new year. By now, the newness of the year has just about worn off. The good news is that it’s about a month until the start of spring, which means summer won’t be far behind! Tooth Hurty I knew this tooth needed attention. “Let me just get though […] Continue Reading»

High Hopes

It’s baseball playoff time again, and the Phillies opened the 2010 NLDS series with ace Roy Halladay, who did not disappoint in game one against the Reds last night. Doc became only the second pitcher in Major League history to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs, joining Don Larsen who pitched a perfect game in […] Continue Reading»