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Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Valentine for my Joe, 25th in a series! Happy Valentine’s Day, spread a little love around!

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House of Hams

This magnificent sign hangs at Guy Giordano & Sons’ store at 1037 South 9th Street. There’s something appealing about the human touch of a hand painted sign. In this day and age of temporary vinyl signs cranked out by machines, … Continue reading

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Cold Snap!

The polar vortex that has gripped much of the nation has arrived in Philadelphia. Temperatures are in the single digits. The cat is burrowed under a blanket on the sofa, when he’s not sitting on the radiator keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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100 Years

Today marks the 100th anniversary of my Dad’s birth. As he used to say, “Where did the time go?” Dad was born and raised in Philadelphia, worked at the Frankford Arsenal, was a veteran of World War II, was a … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

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Catmobile

This street art feline on the side of a truck was spotted on South 11th Street.

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Rustic Chicken Stew

There’s nothing better on a cold night than this hearty chicken stew with beans, veggies, and pasta. When the temperatures drop, I want to cook everything – pot roast, bread, and this stew – in my Dutch oven. This comfort … Continue reading

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Street Art

Art on 9th Street – unfortunately, no signature.

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie jar classic, these chocolate chip cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy. They’re a favorite in our house!

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Rimworld – Militia Up

Rimworld – Militia Up is the third book in a series I’ve designed by JL Curtis. It was supposed to be a simple contract for a couple of months of security services off world, but the devil’s in the details. … Continue reading

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