Philly From The Top

Philly opened its latest observation deck at One Liberty called Philly From The Top late last year. With a 360 degree view and a unexpected statue of Ben Franklin, the deck was a delight.… Continue reading

Philadelphia: Sunset from the Train

“I’ve lived a thousand lives: Many lives I lived in love, Other lives I squandered. For in my life I never traveled, All I did was wander.” ― Roman Payne  By the way,… Continue reading

The Blizzard of January 2016

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says… Continue reading

My Virtual Book Shelf: Year of Yes

I have never watched any of her TV shows, but I was aware of Shonda Rhimes, and respected her talent and her determination to bring diversity to the small screen. After hearing how… Continue reading

First Snow of the Season

“Look up . . . From bleakening hills Blows down the light, first breath Of wintry wind . . . look up, and scent The snow!” ― Adelaide Crapsey We had our first… Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

Ari reveling in the start of the first snow of the season this past Sunday. “The purpose of this glorious life, is not simply to endure it, but to soar, stumble and flourish… Continue reading

A Walk in the Rain

“I was thinking how complicated life is & how there are no simple roads or paths. ” ― Belinda Jeffrey Here in the northeast we have been having extremely warm winter with some… Continue reading

Philadelphia: Winter Hike in the Wissahickon Trails

“Let the sea breeze blow your hair, let the sunset bring tranquility to your heart, let the distant places you travel allow you to explore yourself.” ― Somya Kedia Happy New Year. May… Continue reading

Philadelphia: Foggy Fort Washington State Park

“You are an ocean in a drop of dew, all the universes in a thin sack of blood.” Rumi

Year End Reflections

“Maybe deep down inside we were all still in our formative years. Maybe it was never too late for any of us to change.” ― Claire Cook Turn of the calendar is usually… Continue reading