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If You don’t Feel Patriotic in Philadelphia, then…

testingIf You don’t Feel Patriotic in Philadelphia, then…

…you’re simply not patriotic. I know, it was a feeble ultimatum. Or clause-closer. Or whatever piece of phrasing. But you get the point. Let’s put it this way: I don’t care for cities. Not empirically, mind you, but as vacation destinations. See, I live in one (Atlanta), and while they all have a different flair, […]

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One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

testingOne Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Wandering through Philadelphia’s South Street neighborhood there are mosiacs around doorfronts and covering enormous walls. They’re grand in artistry but minor in comparison to the Magic Gardens. The Magic Gardens are intense, overwhelming, cluttered, stunning, glorious! Artist Isiah Zagar has a thing for tiles and bottles and he turns these everyday items into a spectacular […]

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Did You Know that Coins Start at 12x their Actual Size?

testingDid You Know that Coins Start at 12x their Actual Size?

3-D models are sculptured in clay and can be 3-12x the size of the actual coin. There’s a lot of detail on a coin and it’s better to start big, wouldn’t you say? Then it’s turned into a plaster mold, scanned into the computer to create cutting paths (amazing) and then they make the die […]

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Who Thought Cheese Whiz was a Good Idea?

testingWho Thought Cheese Whiz was a Good Idea?

Don’t tell my Mother, but I ate a Philly Cheese Steak. Why shouldn’t you tell her (even though she reads my blog daily)? Because they’re incredibly unkosher. unkosher meat, which I haven’t had in 20+ years mixing milk and meat the reality of eating Cheese Whiz, and I’m embarrassed about that But see, people are […]

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