On our drive down for a weekend visit to Philadelphia, I said out loud to my car witnesses, “The only famous person I know in Philadelphia is Jennifer Weiner.”
“Who’s that?” My 14-year-old son asked. He hasn’t had the benefit of jumping into her stories, engaging with her thoughtful, well-rounded, intelligent characters.
Philadelphia is brimming with sounds, smells, and sights that are so different from the west coast. Sirens blare constantly, people yell prophesies on the street, painted murals adorn many a wall, and the aromas of every food imaginable fill the air. People seem as leery of me as I am of them, until a smile is exchanged, and then they warm quickly....more
Okay, so I don't live in Philadelphia, but I live close enough to reap all of the benefits the metro area has to offer. After an 8 month absence, I'm excited that my family is moving back to the Philadelphia area because of the plethora of resources, activities and abundance of like-minded parents....more
Nancy Pelosi and other prominent pro-choice women have frequently said that they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. While this argument is generally made against the backdrop of coat hanger allusions, what happens when legal abortions produce the unsafe, illegal and frequent atrocities, that happened in Philadelphia?...more