The Soul of Coffee
In response to Jared Axelrod’s memories of his time as a barista at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:
A beautifully written and tender story. I have long said, never underestimate the power of a good cup of coffee and a smile. Coffee is a communal drink; it can bring us together, but the real power comes when you smile.
I totally thought I had this story pegged, but it went into a completely different direction ... in a good way. It is interesting how the coffee at hospitals brings people together ... I find this more interesting than what roast is the best.
In response to Randy LoBasso’s feature about the Fishtown coffee shop boom:
Love having Buzz Cafe in the neighborhood. They’ve been in the area for about two years, and they are a great addition. The coffee is consistently good, the food is reasonably priced (and they will add, modify or whip up just about anything you’d like) and the pastries are delish! The staff is friendly and helpful. I can’t imagine the neighborhood without them.
In response to J. Cooper Robb’s profile of Azuka Theatre artistic director Kevin Glaccum:
Thanks for shining a light on the important work the Philadelphia theatre community does for our city. And hats off to Kevin Glaccum for leading the charge. And thanks to PW for keeping the drum roll rolling. Love your theatre articles.
Keeping the arts alive helps make a truly rich community. The benefit to the society can not be measured in dollars.
In response to Randy LoBasso’s blog about a gay South Philly couple who was denied a marriage license:
Just give it to them! There is no good reason to deny that we must keep evolving until any adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, monogamy or polyamory, race or religion, is free to marry any and all consenting adults. The limited same-gender freedom to marry is a great and historic step, but is NOT full marriage equality, because equality “just for some” is not equality. Let’s stand up for every adult’s right to marry the person(s) they love. Get on the right side of history!