Garden Fireworks Time
Spring is a very busy and colorful time around the DSD Compound, and things are starting to look great.
The front garden came together nicely.
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A Really Bad Week
I’ve been working in television news for nearly 30 years, and I don’t think I have ever had a busier, sadder, more stressful week. Between the tragedies in Boston and Texas, then local news stories like the family who died of carbon monoxide po... Read more
Brilliant Philadelphia Flower Show 2013
This year, I celebrated my 15th year of being involved in the Philadelphia flower Show. The theme this year was "Brilliant!" and the focus was on the horticulture of the UK
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Storm Recovery Update
Quick update on storm recovery. The eye of Sandy made landfall about 90 miles from us. We were without power for several days, and still have no internet/phone/cable. (I'm posting from work.)
Everyone is ok. Once the power came back on, we co... Read more
Zombie Disney Family
We just got back from a wonderful week long trip to Disney World. One of the reasons we went was to visit the Disney Halloween party. My wife and I decided to go as undead versions of Disney characters, and our daughter wanted to go as a vampire... Read more
If You Have Updated Your iPod
A friend of mine pointed something out to me last night, after I'd updated my iPhone and iPad to ios6. There is a new advertiser tracking function stashed away in the software. You're probably going to want to turn that on. It defaults to OFF, a... Read more
I Beat My Wife
As anyone who read my last blog knows, my wife recently tried to kill me. (If you haven't read it, please read my last blog entry.) She decided that she (read that as WE) would be going on some sort of crazy low carb, no artificial sweeteners, ... Read more
She Is Trying To Kill Me
My wife is trying to kill me. It’s true. But not in a merciful, swift way, like with nuclear waste or a baseball bat. She is determined to starve me to death.
A few weeks ago, my lovely wife told me that starting September 1st, she was doin... Read more
Pretty Flowers And Good Gardens
Two times a year, the Burpee Seed farm is opened to the public. I always like going to the late summer one (instead of the early spring one) because everything is in bloom.
The... Read more
Hot Enough For Ya?
Jeez louise. I know it's hot everywhere this summer.
But here in Philly, we have just hit the 25th day of over 90 degree weather. Normally for the entire year, we have just 24... Read more
Destruction At My Door
Saturday night at around 9pm, the wind started to howl around the house. A storm was moving in, and it was predicted we might get a little rain. I went upstairs to check that I'd closed all the windows, just in case. By the time I hit the top st... Read more
Philadelphia Flower Show
I spent the day Friday at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The show's theme this year is Hawaii. Now the show doesn't open to the public until Sunday, but I grabbed some pictures ... Read more
A Semi-Inappropriate Disney Picture Debate
I'm not sure if this image will push the limits of the Spark censors, and get taken down. Someone in Florida took this picture of a car parked in one of the Walt Disney World theme park parking lots. After laughing about it and showing it to fri... Read more
Is Paula Deen A Money Grubbing Liar?
By now, most people know that celebrity chef Paula Deen has come out of the closet about having Type 2 diabetes.
In fact, she's had it since 2008, and decided to go public w... Read more
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I Wanna Be A Cowboy
A few weeks ago, I went on my first ever dude ranch vacation, at the White Stallion Ranch outside of Tucson Arizona.
Now I was born and raised at the Jersey shore, so this pl... Read more