Tag Archives: Philadelphia

The Sorcerer’s House

When Neil Gaiman, the author of the children’s book Coraline – maybe you’ve seen the film version – shared his reading habits with the New York Times Book Review editors in Neil Gaiman, By the Book, I discovered a new … Continue reading

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Flower Shows

The Philadelphia Flower Show was always the ultimate experience for gardeners on the East Coast, but I never went to the show until after I no longer lived in the city. This year, Philadelphia showcased Hawaii – Philadelphia Flower Show … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe and Julian Barnes Birthday

Birthday twins – both Edgar Allan Poe and Julian Barnes were born on this day. Poe, born in 1809, would be over 200 years old.  He won two small awards: a $50 prize for “MS. Found in a Bottle” awarded by … Continue reading

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