Daily Archives: May 27, 2009

Matthew 18:6 Dude on South Broad

Anyone else see this guy walking on South Broad Street in the mornings? I’m thoroughly confused by his walking back and forth with the Biblical reference Matthew 18:6 taped to his back. There’s something else taped to his chest, but I missed that part. I keep meaning to ask him what the deal is, but I’m a) usually on my bike, b) a wee bit nervous. Anyone else know about this? Matthew 18:6 says “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Dunno, that doesn’t really help me much, man. Sorry.

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Teeth, teeth, teeth


So lately, I’ve had teeth on my mind. (So does Demi Moore apparently.)  No surprise considering I’m getting my wisdom teeth taken out in June. (Ouch!) Anyways, so I came across the story of 12-year old Deamonte Driver, a Maryland boy who died from an abcessed tooth. Preventative care (at an estimated $80) could’ve saved him. His family didn’t have access to those kinds of funds, or the appropriate care. He had two operations. Spend six weeks in the hospital. He died. Continue reading

Chocaholics Rejoice!

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I am impatiently waiting for Max Brenner’s Chocolate Restaurant to open at 15 & Walnut. (Or is it called the Max Brenner Chocolate Restaurant?) Haven’t heard of Max Brenner?

According to this New York Times article, one of his establishments is described as “part retail sweetshop, part café, and all slickly packaged cocoa-­scented theme park.” Sounds good to me. The joint is opening in Summer 2009, according to his website. And on the board outside the establishment, they’re apparently hiring servers. Anyone know the exact date? This Inquirer piece doesn’t tell much.  I could use some sweetness this summer. Continue reading

Why Family Planning?

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So why ‘Family Planning’? Why not ‘Birth Control’? I’m guessing ‘Family Planning’ is merely a euphemism. But I still never understood the term ‘Family Planning.’ Shouldn’t it be ‘Pregnancy Planning.’ Or ‘Baby Planning.’ Or ‘Child Planning.’ Why is it all about families? Continue reading

I want to be buried here

This past Saturday, I found myself at a country graveyard in New Holland, PA. I was visiting friends who moved from Philadelphia to the area. Turns out they live on a farm. A farm with a gorgeous grave yard.  Reminded me of this Thomas Gray poem. I want to be buried here. Seriously, do you think a Pennsylvania Dutch graveyard would have room for PG? More pictures on Flickr.

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