One of Blackbird’s favorites adorns her jack-o-lantern this year.
Category Archives: Events
Letters & Ligatures: Something to PLINC About
I had to good fortune to kick off the weekend of the 5th by dropping by House Industries’ opening of their Letters & Ligatures Show at the 222gallery in Philly on Friday.
That’s Quite a Stadium You Have There
I’m watching the NBC coverage of the Olympic Games opening ceremony and two things occur to me: 1) Someone please pack the commentators into a van and make them disappear. I didn’t even know it was possible to be that inane. 2) I don’t have an image to link to at the moment to support […]
TypeCon 2008: Buffalo
It was good to be back. I missed last year’s TypeCon in Seattle, so I was very happy when I purchased my pass and booked my room for this year’s TypeCon in Buffalo. It was my third, and it was great.
2007/2008 New Year’s Voteprime Celebration
Welcome, everyone, to the new year. I hope you’re all finding it to be the cornucopia of possibilities that I do. This year the Voteprime crew found itself once again in Philadelphia. Last year Alisa and I bought a house and so did Alisa’s sister and her husband (our good friend) Brian. Our houses are […]
Nate Wiley, 1924–2006
I just heard today from a friend that Nate Wiley died. This is a real loss to Philly, its culture, and its music scene. I didn’t know him, but next time I’m at Bob and Barbara’s, I’ll toast his memory and his drinkin’ music. Screen captured from A Taste of Nate, directed by Jim McGorman.
I got home late and tired last night, so I belatedly wish you all a happy Halloween. When I arrived at home last night, the porch on our new home (post on that coming soon) was swarming with kids and their parents, all decked out in costumes. What a great way to come home from […]
My sister-in-law just found out that she passed the Pennsylvania Bar today. Knowing what I know now about the Bar Exam process, I realize that most people would be worn to a raw emotional and mental nub, somewhere around the level of a wet cat. Well, that appeared to have happened to Rebecca*, but she […]
Memorial Day 2004
I’m posting late about this important day, but it shouldn’t be taken as a diminished view of those it is meant to commemorate. War is a dark and shifting mire, but the actions of scores of men and women on the field and elsewhere show that sacrifice and valor can rise to its inky surface. […]