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checking in at the penn hills resort

The Penn Hills Resort in Analomink, PA, is arguably past its prime. I hadn’t ventured into such a massive expanse of buildings & grounds since exploring the ruins of Magic Harbor (an old British-themed amusement park) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the early 90s (since demolished). Some bathrooms showed signs of use at some […]

david and alison

My friends David & Alison got married on the Moses Family farm two weekends ago, in Boone, North Carolina. Also pictured: Ng’endo on the right. Holly and her daughter Juniper, whom we hadn’t even met yet (it’s been too long!). Jenn & Lisa. Rhys in the middle of a field. Alison’s siblings, Renita & Ray. Kyle, DLISH, […]

resting in pieces

Mount Moriah Cemetery in the southwest corner of Philadelphia’s outskirts. I had heard about the place being in a state of decay (though it is slowly being unearthed and restored), but it was still fascinating to see tombstones arising out of massive patches of Japanese Knotweed, Ailanthus, Mugwort, Princess Trees, you name it – it […]

sprangbreakyall

Philadelphia’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park.

cold winter

It’s been a cold one. I’ve likely mentioned it before, but this is my favorite alley in Philly. I recently saw some construction happening on the south end though, which is a little disconcerting — the wilderness feel of the block might evaporate one day. For some reason, this felt akin to “FREE CANDY” on […]