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Culinary Changes on the Horizon
Travel

Culinary Changes on the Horizon

Slurping down a pair of oysters, ordering a side of sauteed mushrooms, and cutting through the blow-torched golden brown top crust of an elegant crème brûlée; my own foodie evolution from last month, from a glorious week spent cruising the Med on the glistening Carnival Horizon, was not insignificant. However […]

If Only The Others Were Here — The Story Of Snow White Told Anew At The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia
OWTK PHILLY LOCAL

If Only The Others Were Here — The Story Of Snow White Told Anew At The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia

We’ve seen many a great all-ages play and musical at the Arden Theatre in Old City Philadelphia, with many a great actor [waves hi to Ben Dibble & Alex Keiper & Jeffrey Coon & Rachel Camp!] gracing the stage, but the Arden’s Snow White cast of two, Nastassja Whitman & […]

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy
Parenting Blog

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy

A new roof, fresh vinyl siding, the gutting and redoing of two bathrooms, installation of a new hot water heater, and the transformation of an ironically dank sunroom and a slim, cluttered garage into one massive, high-ceilinged family room. Those are the ambitious (read: expensive) home improvement projects we began […]

Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun
Travel

Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun

Our hopes were measured in meters and they soared up from a fjord into the crisp blue sky. My family’s train journey on the much heralded Flåm Railway came at the midway point of our week in Norway, thus serving as the emotional pivot of our spring break adventure. With […]

(Tell Me Why) It’s Easier With Friends
Big Guy Car Guy / Writing

(Tell Me Why) It’s Easier With Friends

Time zone confusion, a lack of sleep, vocal strain from too much mingling the day and night before, and a burning of the proverbial candle at both ends left my body a shiver, my head in a fog, and my voice this side of tatters. I didn’t always know where […]

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House
Parenting Blog

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House

It’s a joke, but not really. I invited you over not for the cheery conversation bubble you’ll pull me into or because your presence will undoubtedly fill our humble home with good spirit. No, you got that precious invite because having guests over is the kick-in-the-butt I need to clean […]

Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song
OWTK Not Kids Music

Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song

It was an issue of Rolling Stone, I think. Or maybe SPIN. Doesn’t really matter. Some internet sleuthing could complete the puzzle, but who’s got time for that. Certainly wasn’t Alternative Press, The Big Takeover, Maximum Rock-n-Roll, or Punk Planet, that’s for certain. I wasn’t reading those rags just yet. […]

The Best Of Both Worlds
Big Guy Car Guy / Parenting Blog / Photos of Growing Up

The Best Of Both Worlds

It’s often described as a tightrope but that’s not terribly accurate; there is no risk of falling off either side. This period of life, the immeasurable, undefinable, delicate space between childhood and young adulthood, is more akin to finding yourself in the middle of a meadow. It can be peaceful […]

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