Why Yelp If I Can Google?

Google now makes it easy to read ratings, reviews and other associated information about businesses you find on Google Maps. Google has taken its usual approach of aggregating the participation of multiple services and communities across the web to provide a fast way to consume related information. It’s an impressive effort since no metadata or […]

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Philly Future’s Newest Team Member

I’m very happy to share news that Ron Burkhardt, local technologist, and fellow Philly family guy, has joined Philly Future’s all volunteer team. His feedback over the past few years has been invaluable and having him take an official role on the team will benefit the community tremendously. Friends, especially those of you familiar with […]

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Hopefully the last bad news for a while

I’ve been handling pain associated with my isthmic Spondylolisthesis for many, many years years now. Back in 2005 I did some physical rehabilitation to strengthen my torso muscles. Since then I’ve inconsistently kept an exercise routine that has more or less, kept my pain level at a “2″ or “3″ on a scale of 1 […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. On War

Today America honors a great man who fewer and fewer wish to see eye to eye: Martin Luther King, Jr., Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution: I want to say one other challenge that we face is simply that we must find an alternative to war and bloodshed. Anyone who feels, and there are still […]

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Update on mom

She’s doing much better. Not at home yet, but getting stronger by the day. I wrote a letter in my journal to Emma having to do with making sure you always share what you mean to share with your loved ones – or something as innocuous as lettuce may keep you from doing so some […]

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Elsie Knott July 24, 1916 – January 11, 2007

Last Thursday morning we got the news that Richelle’s Aunt Elsie had passed away in her sleep. I’ve known Aunt Elsie for 16 years. The following picture is of Emma and Aunt Elsie, taken this Christmas. She loved her visits with Emma and would call her my ‘little schatzi”. Thursday, while the family was dealing […]

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My mom’s in the hospital

Last few days have been rough, but last night we had a real scare – my mom aspirated some lettuce and ended up almost dieing. Along the way she was intubated. This morning she’s in good spirits. No complications and tomorrow they should be weaning her from the breathing tube. A scary night.

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