It's like family, only weirder…

The Sins of Man

We’ve returned home from Philadelphia, though home is not exactly as we left it. There is a gray storm cloud hovering above us; perhaps still building in power and ferocity, or lingering remnants of a thunderhead. I’m not talking about the weather, though the hurricane located near Corpus Christi does invoke a palpable invocation of the mood.

News from Philadelphia

People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia. The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under. We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-20

Wedding at the Ritz was very fancy! Balthazar made many lady-friends tonight. # Checking out of the Ritz Carlton. Say goodbye to luxury. # We hit the Philadelphia Aquarium today. Touched sharks, skates, and jellyfish! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-19

The day’s finally over – we’re resting easy at the the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. # Ritz Carlton: Super swank, expensive rooms, luxury hotel. Internet access is still an additional charge. Good thing I’m resourceful. # Dowtown Phily – kids swim in the water fountains! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Thanksgiving Day

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Another one of those holidays that probably only has any significance to Americans. Although this is a time that we’re supposed to be thankful for the things the Indians did for us in allowing helping Pilgrims to survive, we mainly just gorge ourselves…Continue Reading