Category Archives: Road trips

Sister Act: Our first trip together, ever

My baby sister Donna and I have been close ever since she was a baby. Now that we’re both baby boomers we’re still together. (She finally forgave me for burying myself in my books when I was supposed to be … Continue reading

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View’s the best thing on menu at this Philly landmark

You don’t have to run up the steps of the art museum like Rocky to enjoy one of the best views in Philadelphia. Well, you can if you want. But then, come on down to street level, go ’round the … Continue reading

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Rating Tony Soprano’s last meal

I’m sure someone somewhere is still arguing over whether Tony Soprano was offed in the final moments of The Sopranos. (Of course he was.) But of more importance, how were those onion rings anyway?  My review of the landmark where … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Following in some famous footsteps

This friendly golden happily greets all visitors to the PA Dutch Country farm where Witness was filmed.

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The other side of PA Dutch Country

Get away from Witness country, and Lancaster County turns from green to rust. Lancaster, the big city in these parts, looks like Wilmington, DE. Or any blue-collar Northeast city. A mini-Philadelphia or Baltimore or Pittsburgh. Without their pretty waterfronts. It’s … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: ‘Witness’

Once upon a time, I worked with Harrison Ford’s future daughter-in-law at a TV station on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. Now I’m boarding a tourist van to find out how Paramount made the box-office smash Witness, which cemented … Continue reading

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Amish & The City Girl

Ya know, I get so tired of people like my Nu Yawk Jewish uncle, the King of Queens, asking me if I live with the AY-mish. Like him, I didn’t know from farms — last one I visited was in … Continue reading

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