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What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
Travel

What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

There I was, at 6:45 on a balmy Wednesday morning in mid-July, not quite ‘up and at ’em’, squeezing myself into a thick wet suit, 5mm for better buoyancy to make a passive swim with manatees more of a reality; second skin if I were a walrus. My private manatee […]

Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts
Travel

Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts

The first thing you notice, after alternating between frigid blasts of conditioned air in the main lobby and elevator vestibule, and stumbling around with foggy glasses courtesy of a courtyard flooded with sunlight and humidity, and outdoor motel-style hallways connecting the guest rooms, is the view; a cool million if […]

The Loneliness of Travel, The Self-Doubt of a Creative, and the Life We Are Living and Missing
Travel

The Loneliness of Travel, The Self-Doubt of a Creative, and the Life We Are Living and Missing

Nobody would’ve had him in their hideous death pool for he was brazen and bold, unabashedly unorthodox, and achieved fame on his own terms. He was punk rock. He had overcome his demons, earning streetcred by dashing through the mist left by the ghosts of poor choices. He was in […]

A Few Thoughts on Leave No Trace
OWTK MOVIE REVIEWS / Parenting Blog

A Few Thoughts on Leave No Trace

I asked the question when we were about 4 minutes away from the toy store where the teen works. We were heading there for the start of her 10am – 4pm shift this morning. I wish we had longer to discuss “Leave No Trace” and I wish there was a […]

OWTK PHILLY LOCAL: Your July 2018 Kidchella Preview
Parenting Blog

OWTK PHILLY LOCAL: Your July 2018 Kidchella Preview

We’re one week away from the 2nd Kidchella all-ages music festival of the summer. Last month, The Pop Ups and Alex & The Kaleidoscope delighted nearly 800 adults and kids gathered on the cool green grass of the Smith Memorial Playground. Now it’s time for a couple of Kidchella vets […]

Making My Relationships Better Thanks To The Xfinity Mobile Phone Cleanse
Parenting Blog

Making My Relationships Better Thanks To The Xfinity Mobile Phone Cleanse

In theory, this was going to be as easy as Sunday morning. I’d uninstall some apps, go grey for a day, back up and delete all those b-roll selfies and the gigabyte-wasting bizarre videos of feet and nostrils taken by my daughters, and I’d keep my gorgeous lilac purple S9+ […]

Cruise Ships Are The Destination! Here Are 9 Amazing Experiences Found On The Best Cruise Ships in the World
Travel

Cruise Ships Are The Destination! Here Are 9 Amazing Experiences Found On The Best Cruise Ships in the World

My new Family Vacation Critic article is all about cruising and cruise ships! Because once upon a time, cruising was little more than a fun mode of transportation, a floating bottomless buffet with which a family could explore several exotic locales in a single helping of precious vacation time. Nowadays, […]

Sometimes There’s Fog
Writing

Sometimes There’s Fog

There’s a fog that rolls in off that particular coast, in that specific spot. It happens often but most have gotten accustomed to ignoring it. It doesn’t last longer than it should. No use bellowing about what will blow over soon enough. Ya just gotta wait. That fog, and the […]

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