July 11th, 2019

Tip of the Day: Annual Physical

July 1st, 2019


To kick off July, a poem by John Updike.

Bang-bang! Ka-boom!
We celebrate
Our national
Independence date,

The Fourth,
with Firecrackers and
The marching of
The Legion Band.

It makes us think
Of hot dogs, fries,
and Coke to drink.

The shade is hot
The little ants
Are busy, but
Poor Fido pants

And Tabby dozes
In a pool
Of fur she sheds
To keep her cool.

—John Updike

May 17th, 2019

Zoo Morning

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March 13th, 2019

What Every Girl Should Know

If there is a YA child, neighbor, or friend in your life, here is a book for their gift list. At Politics and Prose Bookstore, author J. Albert Mann spoke with author Mary Quattlebaum about What Every Girl Should Know, Mann’s new historical novel featuring the adolescent Margaret Sanger (reminder: Sanger was an early advocate of birth control and women’s rights). Young Margaret sounds as spunky, tenacious, and funny as the author did herself during the discussion.




December 1st, 2018

From December to March

From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens —
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.
—Katherine S. White



November 21st, 2018

The Power of Love

As we head into the season of family gatherings…

November 8th, 2018

Barnes Foundation/wardrobe issues

Philly: Part 4 of 4.

November 8th, 2018

Morisot and More

Philly: Part 3 of 4.

November 8th, 2018

Philadelphia: Spoon-Free

Philly: Part 2 of 4. Spooning without spoons.

Aunt Marge

November 7th, 2018

A Romantic Getaway…

…to Philadelphia. Really! Part 1 of 4.