Doin' The Convention Shuffle

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Watching the Democratic National Convention on C-SPAN has many benefits, not the least of which is this: You can clearly hear the snippets... Read more
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Social Security: The Final Frontier

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Went to the Social Security Administration’s Center City office at lunchtime because someone in our house turned 16 last week and wanted... Read more

Springsteen's Speech: A Jersey Boy's Guide to Life, Love, Hellraising & Three-Part Harmony

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Grab your headphones and find a task you can do without your ears. Professor Bruce Springsteen has delivered the keynote speech at South by... Read more

Every Day Is Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania

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Couldn't help but giggle at the press release hyping Gov. Corbett's media blitz on the state's biggest non-story, Groundhog Day. I had a ball... Read more

Just Another Manic Monday

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Having successfully ignored another Black Friday, I find myself conflicted about Cyber Monday. I'd love a 47-inch LED TV but do I really want... Read more

Here We Go Again

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By this time tomorrow, Occupy Philly/Occupy Philadelphia should/will be in full/whatever force in City Hall/Love Park/protesters' minds. So... Read more

Double Chin, Double Standard

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In a few hours, chatter of whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is too fat to be president will be moot, as all bets suggest the tough-talking... Read more

Gifts for the Greedy

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I've become a magnet for weird PR pitches. Last month was All About Alpacas. Now, I'm being hounded by a company that seems to represent the... Read more