New York / Philadelphia

Made a quick trip to NYC this weekend so Liz and I could attend my cousin's wedding, which was a lot of fun and he and his new wife seem really happy. I got...

It’s Fall in Philadelphia

My favorite time of year here.

Running Atlantic City

  One fringe benefit of dating an actor: last week Liz was cast in a commercial production in Atlantic City, which meant a free hotel room for a couple of nights. I hopped a train...

In which my drinking becomes an issue.

Philadelphia Weekly must have realized it was far past time someone recognized (a) my local celebrity, and (b) my expertise in the drinking of beer.

A story about Philly police raiding gay bars

A friend forwarded me the story below from the current William Way Community Center newsletter. I just love it: THIS MONTH IN LGBT HISTORY: 1968 POLICE RAIDS ON RUSTY’S This month, we honor Women’s History Month while...

Winning the Future

My mother and I started the morning in a courtroom, observing a legal challenge to Conshohocken Borough's new law protecting LGBT residents against discrimination. There were eight of us in the audience, all supporters of the...

Philadelphia Post-Hurricane Irene

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: After the storm, I went for a long walk along the Schuylkill River in Center City. The height of the river, and speed of the currents, was impressive, and the mammoth collection of garbage was a reminder that while hurricanes are dramatic, humans are truly disgusting.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is filming winter scenes in Pittsburgh.

Yesterday in Pittsburgh it was ninety degrees and muggy, and Bane and his army of soldiers or minions or whatever were wearing winter coats. That's fake snow that's blowing around on the steps of...

Sharing the road

I took advantage of the gorgeous evening in Philadelphia last night with a long-ish bike ride through the city and along the Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive. Not too many cities offer 30+...

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