More Mummery

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2 Towers on Washington Ave

Shot Tower & The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran ChurchShot Tower and The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church which is now The Phat Quang Buddhist Temple way down Washington Avenue shot from way up Washington Avenue with a long lens.

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Not Just Another Apple Cake

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I found this gem in the New York Times – Easy-As-Pie Apple Cake. It was such a hit, I made it twice in one week!  The mark of a good apple cake is if it’s breakfast worthy – this one is, I did the research myself.  Continue reading

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Mummers Parade 2016

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Happy New Year!

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The Best is Yet to Come!

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The Creep

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The CreepFiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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Parade Preparation

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These are the rickety stands that the City of Philadelphia has installed for the Mummer’s Parade. It doesn’t look like they’re putting a lot of effort into the event. Also the parades course has been drastically altered, the route has been reversed and greatly shortened. I’m not sure how this is going to play out, stay tuned for pictures and commentary.

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Probably listening to an 8-Track Tape

Self Portrait 1982This was probably a self-portrait assignment that was part of the photo elective class illustrators had to take at the Philadelphia College of Art. I was probably listening to one of a small collection of remainder bin 8-track tapes while trying not to look too ridiculous.

Note the zombie movie stills and a design class typography experiment in the background. I was real horror film fanatic and gorehound back in those days.

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Turkey Tetrazzini

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Faced with a lot of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner – I decided to forgo making crêpes and turn my attention to the one dish beauty of a casserole. Turkey tetrazzini is simple to make, and it calls for ingredients that you pretty much have on hand after a holiday – onions, red peppers, spaghetti, stock, mushrooms, peas, and of course, turkey! It was a big hit with the fellas, and I can see myself making this down the road with leftover chicken. Recipe behind the cut. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Pear Cranberry Pie

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It’s crunch time – I’m finished up with work, there’s an overflowing hamper, gifts to wrap, and my house looks like a cyclone hit it. But it’s okay because the tree is up, and there’s pie – and pie makes everything better!  Continue reading

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City Hall

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Walking home from work last night, I was waiting for the light to change and noticed how stunning City Hall looked lit up, and the reflection the street lights had on the rain drenched street. Despite the balmy temperatures and lack of snow, it’s Christmastime in the city!

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Stuck on a Stalled Elevated Train

Looking out at West Philly from a stalled trainThe train sat on the tracks outside of 69th Street for reasons unknown so the combination of boredom and the availability of a camera are why I present you this vista today.

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