Monday, November 29, 2010


Port Richmond: Nov. 25th, 10:35 a.m. - 10:36 a.m.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Photos from Zoe Strauss

Addendum - Sweet Note also included with photos:

Dear Friends,

I'm roasting some cauliflower right now and I have to suggest it to people who don't like cauliflower because it's totally different than the "broccoli, cauliflower, carrot" frozen food mix. I like it and I thought cauliflower bit a high hard one.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Whether you celebrate it or revile it, have a great day filled with love. A lot of love is coming from me in this email.

With Love,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

"If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice."

—Meister Eckhart

Holiday Hat-Tip:

Patrick McDonnell & Mutts

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gear (*)

(*) Above items purchased at thrift stores, garage sales, and bars/taverns.

total cost: less than $20

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Philadelphia Flyers

Reigning Eastern Conference Champions

2010 - 2011 Record:

(After 19 Games)


2009 - 2010 Record:

(After 19 Games)


Philly Sports Continued:

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Alex Queral needs phone books!

We knew it was coming but never expected it quite so soon.

The phone companies are in the process of eliminating the production and distribution of the residential white pages.

This is the essential material in Alex Queral's carved telephone book portraits.

Please give us your phone books!!!

If you're in the Philadelphia area, please bring them to the gallery.

If you're near Miami, bring them to us at either the Red Dot or Verge fairs in December or Miami International Art Fair in January. If you're near Palm Beach, bring them to us during Art Palm Beach in January.

Because we are very mindful of our carbon footprint, we are not asking anyone to mail them to use.

We would love to have any and all residential white pages. Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Portland, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, anywhere in between. However - PLEASE NO YELLOW PAGES.

Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Alex will recycle them into beautiful and unique pieces of art.

Projects Gallery
629 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Remembrance

Also, Happy Birthday to my Mother & younger brother Christopher.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

+36 Hours

Haven't Had A Smoke Since Sunday Evening

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Say It Ain't So

"I'd like to see it standardized. My Preference would be to eliminate the DH. That's just me personally, but I've always felt that way."

Nolan Ryan speaking about the designated hitter like a true transplanted National Leaguer.

Published Sunday, Oct. 31st
page 64
New York Daily News

Note: Of the 5 readily available daily newspapers (Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, New York Times, New York Daily News, & New York Post), The NY Daily News <--- Metro Edition, has the worst up-to-date Sports Coverage.

Baseball Continued:

2011 World Series Odds

Philadelphia Phillies 4-1

New York (AL) 9-2
Boston 8-1
San Francisco 10-1
Tampa Bay 12-1
Texas 12-1
Atlanta 15-1
Cincinnati 15-1
Minnesota 15-1
St. Louis 15-1
Colorado 20-1
Los Angeles (NL) 20-1
Los Angeles (AL) 22-1
Chicago (AL) 25-1
Detroit 28-1
San Diego 28-1
Oakland 35-1
Florida 40-1
New York (NL) 40-1
Chicago (NL) 45-1
Toronto 50-1
Milwaukee 80-1
Houston 100-1
Washington 150-1
Arizona 200-1
Baltimore 200-1
Cleveland 200-1
Seattle 200-1
Kansas City 250-1
Pittsburgh 350-1

Published Wed., Nov. 3rd
Philadelphia Daily News

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Keystone Mercy


"Allan Smithee"
(Real Name Redacted)
Philadelphia, PA

Reference #***-*

Re: Personal Health Information of "Allan Smithee"

Dear Allan Smithee,

Keystone Mercy Health Plan wants to let you know that our staff copied your member identification number and health screening information onto a portable computer drive. The drive was lost within our office September 20, 2010, and we have not been able to find it. Please accept our apology. We deeply regret that your information may have been shared.

You do not need to do anything. We are monitoring your Keystone Mercy ID card to make sure no one else is using your card inappropriately.

If you have questions or concerns, please call us. We have set up a special toll-free phone number you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call if you want more information about this incident or the specific type of information disclosed about you. You can also write to us.

We have thoroughly investigated this situation. We can assure you we have taken precautions to prevent this from happening again. We have put safety measures in place that will not let our employees put unencrypted (or un-coded) personal information on a portable drive. We have also re-trained our employees on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential information.

We work hard to protect your personal information. We are sorry for any trouble or concern this may cause your.


Barbara G. Jones
VP, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More - Inside Outsider:

Questions For Garry Wills

The Historian Talks about President Obama's Need To Please

Q: As a presidential historian and emeritus professor at Northwestern, you’re well aware that the Democrats are facing the likelihood of an electoral setback this Tuesday (Nov. 2nd). Yet President Obama continues to be the object of scathing criticism among Democrats, including yourself. Why won’t you give him credit for getting things done?

A: He gets things done in a very crippled way. The health care plan and the finance plan — he made so many bargains along the way.

Q: You’ve accused him of excessive ingratiation, or “omnidirectional placation,” as you wrote in a blog post for The New York Review of Books.

A: As a black man with an odd name, he often had to ingratiate himself in the companies that he kept, and he does. Beyond that, I think he may have a principle of trying to compromise, but that has proved to be a big mistake.

Click Here For Complete New York Times Sunday Magazine Interview by Deborah Solomon