As I write this, the sun is glistening off the snow pack that has covered my street for the better part of the past six weeks. Temps are forecast to keep rising and, mercifully, the snow should be gone by the weekend.But for weeks now, Philadelphia and surrounding areas have had to deal with mountains … Continue reading No savesies?
Now is the winter of our discontent. The last four years have been a roller coaster. But this winter has been extreme by any standards.Over the winters of 2009-10 and 2010-11, the Philadelphia area received huge snow storms that buried us for days each year. We thought that was bad.Then we received a couple of … Continue reading Old Man Winter’s act getting old
There is no one in the world who can legitimately judge a cheesesteak contest without being from Philly. And there are few from Philly who can more legitimately judge them than me.That's a mighty big claim to make in this town, home of the most awesome and delicious sandwich on God's green earth.But notice that … Continue reading Best cheesesteaks in Philly
1914 was an important year for beginnings. For the planet at large, the year marked the beginning of World War I, the "Great War" as it was known in those days.This military conflict would last almost five years, eventually see nearly 70 million combatants take part, nearly 9 million of whom would perish, and would … Continue reading Nobody bakes a cake as Tasty
At an auction conducted on Wednesday, the struggling and increasingly irrelevant Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News as well as their Internet arm "Philly.com" were all purchased by a group of creditors.The new owners have quickly come under fire from the top politicians at both the Commonwealth and the City levels.Governor Ed Rendell, the former … Continue reading Concern over new Philly newspaper owners