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Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 6

Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Darby & Cobbs Creek, Mt Moriah Cemetery... The final day of the walk started with a bit of a mad scramble of physical and logistical challenges: The ice storm had…


Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 5

The Navy Yard, Platt Bridge, Hog Island. We'd arrived back at Pier 68 before 7am in hopes of a sunrise over the river, but this morning was overcast. The forecast was calling for a potential…


Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 4

The Delaware, from Glen Foerd to Pier 68... Day 4 begins where we'd left off, at the Torresdale regional rail station, with a train that was scheduled to get in at 7:09am. There's more folks…


Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 3

Pine Rd, the Northeast / Poquessing Creek / Knights Rd... This might be the longest and most ambitious segment of the six-day itinerary, at least for those of us coming from W. Philly / Center…


Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 2

Chestnut Hill zigzag, Cheltenham Ave, Tacony Creek to Fox Chase... Rising early to meet Day Two lets us catch some beautiful early morning light. (I'm not always out and about this early, but…


We made it! The February 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia is complete...

Early morning Feb 7, setting out on Day 1 of the 6th annual Walk Around Philadelphia I set out on February 7th for my 6th annual (and 7th total) pilgrimage around the city's edge. One week…


They did it!

On November 3rd, while most of our country was furiously refreshing their news feeds for election day updates, a group of mixed-income homeschooled high school students from the Natural Creativity…


This September: you are invited to Walk Around Philadelphia at the Fringe Festival

TLDR: I'm offering an "organize-your-own-group-and-choose-your-own-adventure" version of the perimeter walk in conjunction with the Fringe Festival. Details, FAQ & registration link here.……


Help me launch Space Junk into new orbits...

Now that the NASA Archives & National Air & Space Museum have had a chance to take what they wanted from the collection that my father left behind, I'm left with a giant pile of "space…


Fourth annual Walk Around Philadelphia is complete!

The amazing experience that was Walk Around Philadelphia has birthed an annual perimeter pilgrimage for me... I am immensely grateful to be able to have walked my fourth 100 mile trek around the…