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My 2013 Recap, or “How I Got Gutsy”

Getting gutsy is all about stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals. I’m participating in Jessica Lawlor’s #GetGutsy Essay Contest. To get involved and share your own gutsy story, … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 7 Comments

Mummertime, Mummertime, Mum-Mum-Mummertime: My First Mummers Parade

2014 began with my first Mummers Parade and visit to 2nd Street (pronounced Two Street). Held in Philadelphia for 113 “official” years now, the Mummers Parade is a long-standing tradition … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Season’s Eatings: Brazilian, Not Sicilian, Burgers & a Blind Pig

*I do not generally enjoy snapping photos of my food or translating “mmmm” into words. So, any descriptors outside of “very good” and “delicious” are to be commended. The last … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEACH ME HOW to Be Free: Fiona Apple at Merriam Theater

I fell in love with Fiona Apple my freshman year of college. My cousin had encouraged me to listen to her years earlier, but I couldn’t get into her sound. … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

33 Reflections on the 2008 Phillies World Series Win

Kathleen Garvin reflects on the 2008 Phillies World Series Championship five years later.

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

October 26: Halloween in South Philly

Halloween fell on confusing times this year. The holiday is on a Thursday, so a party the weekend before seems out of sorts. And a party afterward (in November?!) is … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bite-Sized Edition: Federal Donuts and Smith & Wollensky

What do you call Federal Donuts and a nice steak dinner all in the same week? Best week ev-er. I tried an Indian Cinnamon one from the sorta-confectionery shop in South … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment