Why We Study

Tonight I had a brief and thoughtful conversation with a mother. This weekend, I watched over her house, her dogs, and her two sons. I’m not sure how we got on the topic, but it might have started with the topic of her children not having any homework for the weekend or her one son…

Where did “Global Warming” Go?

It is currently 44 degrees on May 12th at 3pm in Philadelphia. All I can say is so much for the idea of “global warming.” I always did prefer the term “climate change.” I know, I know, it is so much less threatening … but it is also so much easier to validate because no…

Homeless

I’ve heard many people complain about the sight or smell of Philadelphia’s homeless population. Homeless people, like the one in this photograph, often use the city’s public spaces as bedrooms and as shelter from the elements. I’m amazed when I hear those with homes complain about the homeless. Perhaps this is because I generally see…