Monday, December 27, 2021

Work break.

 Be back soon.


Sunday, December 12, 2021

Ode to Philly.

 I think it was Tennessee Williams who famously quipped that there are only three great American cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans, and then he went on to say that all the rest are just Cleveland. 

Of course he would be wrong, because he forgot about Philadelphia being one of those great American cities as well. From South Street to 69th Street, and all places in between, Philly is just...well....unique. 

I have been so proud to call this place home for the past 25 plus years. I have traveled all over this beautiful world and country of ours, and Philly is low- key one of the greatest and most underrated cities there is. I could go on and on about the arts, the history, the sports, and the culture (not to mention the  close proximity to both the mountains and the beach), but what I will always love most about Philly is the people.  

You can't beat the passion, the authenticity and the grit of the folks here, not to mention the genuine love that they have for each other and their neighborhoods. It manifests itself in how passionate they are for their sports teams, and everything else that they call their own. You won't find the pretentiousness and the shallowness that is commonplace in other cities, because that doesn't play well here. This is why I always loved this city so much. 

If I am writing like someone who is being nostalgic, it's because, in a way, I am. Even though I have not quite left yet, my time in this place that I have adopted as my American home is short lived. 

It's on to new challenges in new places. And while I am excited for what the future holds, I am saddened because of what I have to leave behind.

"The city of brotherly love" earned that title with me, because I always felt it. 



Saturday, December 04, 2021

Give me the name of this television show



Image from Yahoo news.
I'll go first: Friends.