I Met Jennifer Weiner and We Bonded Over Our Weird Families

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. ...more

Teaser clip: Liberty Bell

A teaser clip from our upcoming Magna Carta documentary. ...more

Philadelphia From The Outside

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

4 [natural] Reasons to Start a Family in Philadelphia

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

Government Shut Down: Shame Shame

Shame on the government for acting less mature than my children....more

Recap of 2013 Budweiser's Made In America Festival, Day 1

Check out my indepth review of artist performances such as 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Emeli Sande and more on the first day of Budweiser's Made in America festival 2013!...more


S T R I C T L Y   V E R B O T E N . Read full post HERE. ...more

Extraterrenial Faux Gras

Where are the calls for increased regulations of abortion clinics?

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

This was very informative. Somehow I had no idea this was going on. I agree with your point of ...more