Philadelphia Makes its Mark as a World Class Destination!

May 1, 2011

I am so happy to have been exhibiting at the “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts” closing day Street Fair with my Philadelphia collection. The PIFA Street Fair was one of the most exceptional days of performance art I could have imagined. The music, mimes, contortionists, sword swallowers, high wire acts, and the Ferris wheel […]

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One Enchanted Evening.

April 27, 2011

I realize one of my photographs is successful, when it speaks back to me and tells me that I was at the right place; at the right time; doing exactly the right thing. That is how I know that I should not have been any other place, doing any other thing, but what I was […]

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11st Auto Repair

April 27, 2011

I am sure we all have horror stories about our auto mechanics. And I have my share. But they all predate me going to 11st Auto. I have been going to 11st auto for at least 10 years and I can unequivocally say that If you want a hassle free, honest, and expert auto repair […]

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My Life Journey By Way Of Food: A brief History

April 15, 2011

I guess the best way to start is to begin with my family and neighborhood history. And even as I write this, at this very moment memories are flooding in that make me realize how special and precious they are. Over the last several years my brothers and I realized that we are the last […]

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My Life Journey By Way Of Food: The Broccola

April 13, 2011

I know I haven’t blogged in a while but hopefully it is better late than never. The next preparation for the Saturday morning gravy is the Broccola. This is a flattened piece of beef that is seasoned and then rolled. It can be held together by toothpicks, or as my grandmother used to do, tie […]

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My Life Journey By Way Of Food: the Meatballs

February 24, 2011

Every Saturday morning until I was 10 years old, about 1 hour after my mom went over to my grandmother’s house to help make the gravy I would go over and my grandmother would have 2 fried meatballs put aside before they went into the gravy. They would be in a small bowl covered with […]

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My Life Journey By Way Of Food: The weekend Ritual

February 16, 2011

The other day I woke up wanting to make a pot of gravy (South Philly for tomato sauce). Every time I make gravy my childhood memories are front and center. From as far back as I could remember, every Saturday morning my mother would get up early and go to my grandmother’s house to help […]

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My Life Journey By Way Of Food

February 9, 2011

The hard part starting a post like this was choosing a title that would encompass the variety and depth of my food experiences that I want to share with you. And as everyone who knows an Italian that grew up in South Philadelphia, we can talk and talk and talk about food and family all […]

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Chinese Picture Stones/New Imaginary Landscapes

January 29, 2011

Sunday morning I will start my first darkroom printing session of what I think is going to be a great addition to my imaginary Landscape series, Chinese picture stones.  These stones have beautiful earth toned Chinese like landscapes. I photographed them with my 4×5 Linhoff Technika camera, a camera I absolutely love. I  begin by […]

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The Calders

January 21, 2011

Every time I look at City Hall in my home town of Philadelphia and admire the amazing sculptures that adorn it, especially the Statue of William Penn, I thank Alexander Milne Calder for doing such wonderful art. Every time I go by Logan Circle and admire Swann Fountain, which is one of my favorite fountains […]

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