Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review of Castle by J. Robert Lennon #amreading #goodreads

This book left me a little spooked each night that I put it down this week, and more than a little deep in thought, alternatingly introspective and extrospective. After writing my review (link below), I read some others, and I'm not shocked that in general men seem to have enjoyed the novel more so than women, but I think its a must read for either sex:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I Love the Mummers (#Mummers #NYD #NYD2014 #newyears2014 #Philly)

Here's a two minute video I took today of Pennsport String Band playing Scrap Iron (thanks, Mike Drzal for helping me out with their i.d. via youtube comment) on the west side of Broad Street between Jackson and Wolf . New Year's Day in Philly isn't quite Mardi Gras Day in NOLA, and this video just shows PSB stopping to play for the crowd along their way up Broad toward City Hall, but when you consider the crazy Comic and talented String and painstakingly elaborate, meticulously arranged Fancy Brigades, and how much of the city pours onto the streets to celebrate from sunrise to sundown, it certainly has an equal spirit.