Monthly Archives: June 2022

Donald Duck on 11th Street

Mickey’s pal, adorns a work truck in South Philly.

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Relics of the Recent Past

It’s weird to think that Blockbuster is gone. I wasn’t a regular customer because there was another chain closer to home, but they were everywhere. At the height of the popularity of video rentals, I always felt that large urban … Continue reading

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The Drake from Broad Street

The Drake, an architectural gem, upstages bigger, but boring glass towers.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

I had a hard time convincing The Boy to make zucchini muffins. He just couldn’t get over the fact that putting a vegetable in a muffin would be a good thing. He finally relented when he found out that chocolate … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK April 1981

Embedded below is a PDF of the April 1981 edition of DUCKWORK which was CREATED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART COMMUNITY. It was a newspaper put together by PCA students for PCA students, and I found a pile of … Continue reading

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Caturday

 

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Friday Five – Number One Hundred Seventeen

One hundred seventeenth in a continued series creating a collage using five elements.

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Anastasio II Seafood

There’s nothing I love more than hand painted signs – Italian Market, Philadelphia.

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What I Miss About Comics – Perfectly Legitimate Ads

This along with a number of other classified style advertisements for perfectly legitimate products and services appeared in Marvel Spotlight No. 25 published by Marvel Comics in 1975. It was a comic adaptation of Ray Harryhausen’s 1958 fantasy epic The … Continue reading

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Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Star Wars clobbered me over the head with its bombastic musical score, fantastic sound design and revolutionary optical effects. I was dazzled as were millions of other kids in the Summer of 1977. It was like a new religion — … Continue reading

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I know, I just posted a blueberry muffin recipe – but these have lemon zest and juice AND a lemon glaze! I’m thrilled to see summer fruit make an appearance in the market – especially blueberries and peaches. These muffins … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK

Back in the fall of 1981 when I was starting my freshman year at The Philadelphia College of Art, DUCKWORK was the school’s quasi-official newspaper. It was produced by some of the fellows who went on to become independent comic … Continue reading

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Caturday

Saturday is Caturday so here is our favorite domestic shorthair, Plywood!

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A Quilt for Jeanette

I made this lap quilt for one of my favorite neighbors who is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. The squares are six inches, backed by a fleece throw. Happy birthday Jeanette!

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