Missing large

stringer831 Free

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on JumpStart

    In spite of the common interpretations, “tabloid”refers to the size, rather than the content, of certain newspapers.The New York Daily News is a tabloid. The New York Times is a broadsheet.BUT—The Christian Science Monitor was/is always—yes!— a tabloid.

  2. 1 day ago on Heart of the City

    Sort of. If you’ve ever seen “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, you know what I mean. (and if you haven’t—see it soon)!

  3. 7 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Both, actually. I live in Philadelphia. Every American has some idea of the things going on here in the 18th century, but not so much about the 19th. Even a history buff like me was not at all familiar with Sarah Josepha Hale, a writer who was instrumental in making Thanksgiving a national holiday—until I became a guide at the cemetery where she is buried.Likewise, when I mentioned to a visitor that I will be conducting a Shakespeare-themed tour next month, he told me that he is a direct descendant of Stephen Hopkins, the likely inspiration for Stephano in “The Tempest”.Visit a historic cemetery!!!

  4. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    You have to know your material…that is, research the lives of the “residents” you’ll be talking about (all guides at Laurel Hill write their own material, and it has to be accurate) and present it in a friendly, informative style.It’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I’ve learned so much and met some wonderful people.

  5. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Indeed! Doubly so, as I am a cemetery guide.

  6. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    “Felt better than James Brown, with fewer regrets than Edith Piaf”.

  7. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    From the late, GREAT Yogi Berra!!!!

  8. 9 days ago on Peanuts

    “What a piece of work is dog….”

  9. 9 days ago on Zack Hill

    Indeed! It’s also the title of one of my more popular cemetery tours. It’s about writers, editors and publishers.

  10. 10 days ago on Zack Hill

    ..and yet, they do.