South Philly Saga

I grew up in a very special place. It wasn't affluent or particularly picturesque. But, in many ways, it was beautiful. There was hardship and heartbreak there, but also love and affection and happy, happy times. It was a complicated place, a working-class section of one of America's most important-and most misrepresented and misunderstood-cities. Like … Continue reading South Philly Saga


5 Things Millennials Can’t Understand

I'm a "young" Baby Boomer, born toward the end of the 18-year generation, which spans from 1946 to 1964. My son is a young Millennial, a high school senior. Though he's definitely interested in the way things were during my childhood, and the zeitgeist of the 1960s and '70s, there are just some things he … Continue reading 5 Things Millennials Can’t Understand