I went to graduate schools in Philadelphia (U of Penn in English literature and Temple U for radio-TV-film) and since my sister lives there, I return often. It’s a wonderful city, beautiful, wildly diverse neighborhoods, plenty of that history and culture stuff, affordable, and it’s got an essential weirdness that is just so great. Here are some examples. I will trust astute readers to match captions with the image: 1) a self-portrait in the Magic Garden on South Street, a wonderland of glass and found objects; 2) interior of the Garden; 3) shop window display on, maybe N. 3rd, promoting I don’t know what; 4) winter protection of a lamp post by a thoughtful Philadelphia citizen. Other examples coming soon.