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A few Christmas songs and stories while we wait for 2017 to finish burning down around us.

A few Christmas songs and stories while we wait for the year to finish burning down around us.

And if you'd like see a few more Christmassy posts, here they are.

Happy Holidays, everyone. Stay safe.

"Urban Legisode: Eastern State Penitentiary" explains Eastern State Penitentiary, a reform idea that is now best known in Philadelphia for being a great landmark for telling your friends how to find the local restaurants and for the annual Halloween Terror Behind the Walls.
(There also used to be a Bastille Day party that involved throwing Tastykakes at onlookers but that's at least temporarily gone.)

Urban Legisode: Eastern State Penitentiary

From Scary Stories to Tell on the Pod

The Circus Festival Is No Place For Benchwarmers

August 2019, we visited the bi-annual AYCO Festival. In moves every time, and this time it was in San Diego. I thought I'd write a straight travel article. This is how it turned out.

Representatives from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts included (from left) coach Karen Ladd, Gretta Maguire, Mara Sell, coach Adam Woolley, Jonas Sell, Isa Kennedy, Bronyn Mazlo, and parent Shana Kennedy.

WALT MAGUIRE Representatives from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts included (from left) coach Karen Ladd, Gretta Maguire, Mara Sell, coach Adam Woolley, Jonas Sell, Isa Kennedy, Bronyn Mazlo, and parent Shana Kennedy.

Running Away to the Circus, by Walt Maguire.
Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/4/19 (online) 10/6/19 (print)