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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted… Read More

“Yo!  Dude!  Get this one!” this kid yelled before jumping into the shot I had framed of tourists taking photos in LOVE Park. Click. “Pretty cool trick!” I said, suddenly realizing that I sounded like someone’s dad. “Want me to email you the shot?” “I have to set that stuff up,” he said, catching his breath. “Set what stuff up?” “Email, Google Plus, a YouTube channel, you know?  Twitter, all that crap,… Read More

Passing by New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fiords National Monument, Alaska, I am reminded of the turmoil that shaped this land. Sometime in, oh, the last 5 million years, this formation, basalt, came to be because fractures in the floor of the Behm Canal allowed molten lava to rise.  Like the formation of the Hawaiian Islands to the west, over time the cooled lava formed a land mass.  Only here, that land mass was… Read More

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The sounds of Sinatra filled the streets. Red, white and green flags were everywhere.  And yes, there was food.  Lots of it.  The four food groups in fact (cheese, salami, roast pork and other cheese), piled high on folding tables and carts, begging to be tasted.  But even for me, a proud Italophile with an appetite, this feast of the senses was not the most interesting part of Philadelphia’s Italian Market Festival. Coinciding with the festival,… Read More