Month: October 2017

  • H.K. Derryberry

    H.K. Derryberry

    When I was in Cincinnati last week, I was fortunate to be able to attend Cincinnati Right to Life’s “Evening for Life” Dinner, which featured H.K. Derryberry as keynote speaker. H.K.’s life story is really incredible, and he and Jim Bradford, his friend/mentor, were inspirational in their witness for living the sort of life that […]

  • Shelter for the weary

    I’m frequently passing through Suburban Station in Center City, Philadelphia on my way in or out of the city. Suburban Station hasn’t been meaningfully renovated since (I think) about 2000 or so, and it shows. SEPTA has introduced digital signage for train arrivals/departures, which has been nice. Recently, brighter lighting has helped the underground station…

  • Everything but the stars

    I’m settling down after a week on of travel and hotels, so today I’m just sharing this: “Generations brought up in centrally heated and air-conditioned homes and schools, shot from place to place encapsulated in culturally sealed-off buses, who swim in heated, chlorinated pools devoid of current, swirl or tide, where even the build-up from one’s…

  • Madeira

    Heading back to Philadelphia today after spending a few days in Cincinnati. Here’s a photo from a walk in Madeira, a neighborhood near Indian Hill in Cincinnati. It feels like autumn now. When I landed in Cincinnati the weather had a chill in it for the first time, and was a start after how downright…

  • Owners v. debtors

    Johnny Sanphillippo writes on “the death of household productivity” (the financialization of housing) and the ways in which it makes American life less resilient. I would add that it also makes life less authentic: A couple of months ago a friend sent me some images from Florida. He and his family were visiting his wife’s…