Philadelphia: Where History Meets City

I first met Philadelphia some 7 years ago as a tourist, visiting a prospective grad school program. I ended up moving to New York but have always enjoyed Philly as a day trip adventure destination. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and I have become better acquainted and I’m always adding to my list…

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One Last Summer Hurrah: San Diego

Today is Wednesday, my last day of summer vacation.  Which means, last weekend was my last weekend of ‘summer’ (in teacher terms, of course).  It’s important, as an educator, to use my summer breaks well because I don’t have the liberty of deciding when my next break will be.  Fortunately my friends Jenn and Shannon…

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Meeting in the Middle: Pittsburgh

Last October my dear sister Vanessa turned 25 and it was decided that this was worthy of a little celebration, so I drove west and my female family members drove east, with the exception of my sister-in-law, as she was weeks from her due date.  With all this driving, we met up in Pittsburgh.  My…

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