Boy’s Night Out

“Where are you?” Laura said on the phone, through the car’s speakers. Busted. So, so busted. Well, there was no denying it. In these days of Find My iPhone, she really didn’t even need to ask. “Philadelphia,” I said. I was just about to get off on the Broad Street exit of 95. The sun … Continue reading “Boy’s Night Out”

The Philadelphia Food and Sign Festival

First off, in answer to someone’s question when I had four posts entitled “The San Antonio Food and Sign Festival,” this is not actually a thing. But it should be. All I’m sayin’. Second, there’s also no such thing as the Philadelphia Food and Sign Festival (but there should be), other than the one Laura … Continue reading “The Philadelphia Food and Sign Festival”

Philadelphia Freedoms, Part 3 (Termini Brothers)

There is a deep mystery about Philadelphia. I shared with you a little bit of that in my first post from Philly, about my friend who couldn’t say enough bad things about the city but still insisted that he loved the place. I was reading up on Sun Ra, the legendary jazz performer and outer … Continue reading “Philadelphia Freedoms, Part 3 (Termini Brothers)”

Philadelphia Freedoms, Part 2

For part 1, click here I continued down Broad Street in the hopes of finding two more landmarks from my to-do list. For some reason, I thought both of them were in North Broad Street, but as I pulled up the information in Google Maps, I discovered that they were both on South Broad Street. … Continue reading “Philadelphia Freedoms, Part 2”

Philadelphia Freedoms

Melino’s Hoagies, Philadelphia, PA A co-worker of mine, who grew up in Chattanooga, used to speak of an alternate childhood life he had lived. During periods of time, he would stay with his aunt, who lived in Philadelphia, and he told me many stories of how he was made fun of because of his accent, … Continue reading “Philadelphia Freedoms”

Roads (Slightly) Less Traveled

Signhunting is not an exact science. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of resources out there for discovering where the good ones are, but at the same time, not everything has been photographed, and Google is only as good as your keywords when you’re looking around on the internet. I like to use “neon … Continue reading “Roads (Slightly) Less Traveled”

Things To Do in Philadelphia (when you’re halfway alive)

Thanks to several people who have been visiting my To-Do List page and made some great suggestions. It’s terrifically encouraging and it prompts me to get off my sorry duff and research some things my own darn self. Particularly in Philadelphia, which is the nearest major city to where I live. And which I have … Continue reading “Things To Do in Philadelphia (when you’re halfway alive)”