Category: Weekly Check In

Weekly Check In: Deep Ruminations on Chain Restaurant Hit Pieces & Discovering Awesome Writers With PA Roots

I will use almost any excuse to post a link to the following hard-hitting piece of journalism by Buzzfeed. I am obsessed with this piece. I think every description is better than the last, and I laugh aloud at some newly found detail almost every time I read it. My favorite descriptor, if I have

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Weekly Check In: Lancaster Continues to be the Coolest

I spent this past weekend in Lancaster for my friend’s wedding. Once again, I was left with the feeling that Lancaster is the unsung, coolest city in Pennsylvania, and I really shit the bed when I decided to move away. The rehearsal dinner was at 6:30 on Friday. I arrived in Lancaster circa 2:00, because

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Clams & Corruption in Rhode Island

I didn’t know what the Crime Town podcast was about when I downloaded it. I mean, I knew the gist. I’d read about it in some “best podcasts so far of 2017” list I read in Esquire, or Men’s Health, or CNN, one of the websites I cruise at work when I’m looking for something

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Weekly Check In: Super Cheap Regular International Flights to Places I’d Like to Visit

After spending money recklessly on travel last year, I told myself I was going to be better this year. If you count not going anywhere internationally, or boarding a plane, than maybe I did what I set out to do, but in general, I was still on the road a lot, still living above my

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Annual Post Thanksgiving Exploration

It’s become a tradition that the Saturday after Thanksgiving my friend Jacki and I go exploring new breweries.  It started two years ago when we decided to try out the then new Irving Cliff Brewery in Honesdale. I also went to the Hotel Wayne (great beer selection), and Kim’s (amazing wings) for the first time that

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Weekly Check In: Reflections on One Year Ago

Editor’s note: I wrote this at approximately 10:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8th, but am just publishing it now, on Friday, November 9th, which will make it a little less timely, and probably kill some of the hypothetical Twitter zeitgeist I could’ve accumulated, but I had a busy week at work, and I’m a slow

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Weekly Check In: A Weekend Full of Weapons

It’s my friend Eric’s bachelor party this weekend.  I’ve been very excited about it ever since plans for what it was going to entail have been formalized. Eric is one of my more docile friends, so I was a bit surprised to see how aggressive the weekend was going to be. We’re going ax throwing

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