Happy Passover and Happy Easter!
1. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Talks Philadelphia…Really Talks Philadelphia!
We Can Meet You Under The Love Sculpture At Broad And Market Streets!
Limited Seating Phillies’ Baseball Tickets Are Too Hard To Get!
Sweet mystery of Music,
Great masters and their art…
…are two lines from Nick Kenny’s poem Understanding.
The poem’s lines are a great lead-ins to Michael Jackson’s music (Item 3) and a visit to Philadelphia’s Museum Row (Item 1), especially The Barnes Museum, The Rodin Museum, and The Philadelphia Art Museum.
For 27 years we have prided ourselves that, in spite of our name, Let’s Talk Philadelphia is an international business and entertainment column with a far reaching audience and extensive tome of diverse topics…many sent in by readers from throughout the world.
We do, however, have to tout Philadelphia as a great visit for the Easter, Passover, and Spring visitor season. We recommend that you start at the Philadelphia Visitor’s Center 5th and Market Streets. It is directly across the street from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Underground parking is available. If you don’t want to venture inside the center and see their presentations, gift shops, and movies, their walking historic tour (meet outside on the eastern courtyard) is a very well thought out excursion throughout the historic district. After a mini-talk about the tour, you will be presented with a thirteen star flag and guide.
You can follow the tour guide or venture out on your own. At each historical site (Betsy Ross’s House to Ben Franklin’s Courtyard to The Liberty Bell to Independence Hall) you will meet an historically dressed, well versed, expert who will give you a star for your flag and a fast paced tour and sit down talk of their location. Years ago, we were able to touch the Liberty Bell in a nondescript hallway! What A Thrill! Now, though nicely displayed, the bell is protected from the touches that were actually wearing away its surface.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a twenty four block drive from the historic district. The parkway features art, science, historical, and children’s museums. All the museums are in an easy five block walking distance with card system on street parking. There is, also, reasonably priced parking behind The Philadelphia Art Museum with an easy downhill walk to the rest of the Parkway museums.
The Philadelphia River Way is constantly adding extra attractions in addition to its casino, children’s museum, ferris wheel park, summer/winter skating rink, submarine, and sailing ship with restaurant. You walk through the Exotic shops on South Street and then across to the river attractions. You can, also, take the tour boat across the river from the Philadelphia side to visit the Camden Aquarium in New Jersey. Be careful on the sling rope, though, as you walk over the the man, woman, and children eating sharks!
Thirty miles south of Philadelphia is Longwood Gardens. What a way to salute Spring! The Gardens offer a breathtaking display of flowers both indoors and outdoors, scenic trails, and fountains.
Each of the attractions and museums mentioned have a great on line presence with free classrooms, unique presentations, resource recfommendations, and outstanding virtual tours. We voted The Barnes Museum’s tour as a great starting place for your searches. It is the same tour that you take while wearing headphones throughout your museum visit.
2. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Shares The Wisdom Coalition’s Positivity!
Enjoy Nancy Werteen’s Reachout For Business And Personal Positivity!
Can’t Miss Tips for Mind And Body To Make Us All Stronger!
The Wisdom Coalition’s Books, Workshops, And Social Media Shares Are A Must Attend, See, And Have!
Are you as happy as you could be? Do you have a mindset that is propelling you forward or a mindset that is holding you back and keeping you stuck? There’s one thing that can increase your joy and success every day and that’s a more positive mindset, which is especially valuable right now as many of us are struggling with the current pandemic and its ramifications. A more positive mindset is a gift you can give yourself or your employees with the guidance of The Wisdom Coalition.
Co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, Kim Howie, Master Positivity Coach and Nancy Werteen, television news reporter for WFMZ-TV69, have designed their virtual and in-person Mindset Management workshops after five years of research into positive psychology, which focuses on what’s strong, instead of what’s wrong! Besides workshops in the corporate world, Kim and Nancy share their tips and tools in a number of ways including a weekly podcast (The Wisdom Coalition Well Of Wisdom podcast) on nine platforms, and two books, The Power Of A Pivot and the newly released The Power Of A Pause.
Mindset is the foundation for just about everything in your life and like any other muscle, you have to make it stronger if you want it to serve you better. Follow The Wisdom Coalition on social media, or reach out through their website: https://www.thewisdomcoalition.com/
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3. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Joins The Number Game!
How Many Movie And Show Titles With Numbers Can You Name?!
Can A Thirteen Year Old Series Be Resurrected?!
The National And Worldwide Vote Begins!
Thirteen years after The 4400’s last episode, there is a rising groundswell to bring the series back to television. Netflix has an international vote out asking viewers how much they like the series. For those of you that haven’t seen the five years of the program on Netflix or your local rewatch or On Demand channel, for 55 years 4400 people (kids, adults, doctors, teachers, scientists) all over the earth have been snatched in a flash of light and taken to who knows where. In that same flash, they were all returned to earth at the same time and at the same age they left years ago. Their family and friends have aged and many loved ones have passed away. They have not changed!
Each member of The 4400 has returned with some type of good and not so good power! Their powers included:
B. Disease healing
D. Uncontrolled aging
E. Making you see and be able to talk to someone in your past
F. Making you turn violent
G. Stock market success maker
H. Staying the same age
I. Brain frying…and a host of others.
The 4400 set up a help center to harness and teach the proper use of these powers and how The 4400 can blend into a society that wants to imprison them, study their powers, or throw them to the wolves after removing their body parts for study. The show was five years of conflict with three stories in each episode that stopped you from looking down at your popcorn. It ended with a giant WHAT on every viewer’s lips. Factor in seven years of aging for every character and you have a real treat in the making, if they can pull it off and make you believe the new story and the seven year back story that has to be fashioned.
The 100 is in their seventh and final season and like The 4400, they are looking for a shout out fan base yell for a revival, too. Unlike The 4400, we know from whence they came! 60 years after the earth was destroyed and made unlivable, the last remnants of civilization managed to inhabit a space station. Unbeknown to the stations thousand of inhabitants, the station’s oxygen generator and food sources are dying.
100 juvenile delinquents from the space station’s prison are sent to earth to see if it is inhabitable. Their crash landing on earth starts their quest for survival in a land of strange creatures, animals, water serpents, and humanoids. Praise be! The air and water are fine. The group just doesn’t get along, but will have to learn because their spacecraft was devoid of food, water, and building materials. Every high school student that we know has watched this program, even Megan!
4. Let’s Talk Philadelphia And The Michael Jackson Play List!
Did We Find A Sleeper You Might Like?!
Love Ballads Only, Please!
Jackson’s Early Ballads Are Worth A Listen And Comment!
What Songs Would You Put In Your Office’s Weekly Chart Stoppers!
Michael Jackson’s early years are a great start for this month’s listening suggestions and your research. One Day In Your Life, our first suggestion, was not known by a single person in our office…www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfktVRxye-Q (the version with lyrics)…www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6p7LNmUWno (the live 1975 version from Mexico where Jackson professes how much he loves ballads). After hearing both song versions, you will wonder why this isn’t mentioned more in his song rundowns. Play it in the office to quickly gather staff members.
Our second Michael Jackson pick is I Can’t Stop Loving You (www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3w-WCmi0g0). This version with Siedah Garrett is the best of the five different duet versions we found. 20 million downloaders can not be wrong. Quincy Jones introduces Siedah in concert and the large number of songs she has written for him and written/performed with Michael Jackson. She, too, is a great find with a great stage presence like Jackson’s (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aEZAYSc_bs).
She’s Out Of My Life, our third heart stopper, (www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DQJPL9Yuq0), the official version with 27 million views shows that Michael Jackson doesn’t need all that flash and theatrics you see in present day song videos to bring his songs to life.
Our fourth pick of the month is Josh Groban’s Your Still You (www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xBZNSmF338). This is the beardless concert version. The Ally McBeal version is ten times more poignant, but we couldn’t find a version that wasn’t blurry. Help has to be out there somewhere! Send the link, please, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Monthly Business Feature!
Erin Silverman, Intern, Does Her Company Proud!
Ask For A Raise Erin Or A Job, At The Very Least.!
We are putting Erin’s story up just as she told it to us. Too bad we don’t have a picture of Erin to assist her job search. Someone should steal her from #OnTheStacks!
My name is Erin Silverman, I am interning for Bill Corcoran at #OnTheStacks. I am reaching out about your recommendation from your LinkedIn message to Bill.
In 2019 Bill Corcoran Jr. founded OnTheStacks, a digital media company that produces content focused on business, entrepreneurship and culture. #OnTheStacks, based in Wilkes-Barre, PA started as a social media photo campaign featuring innovators in business. In 2020, #OntheStacks created a unique podcast experience, and soon after in 2021, the podcast became ranked as one of the top 5% most popular podcasts in the world.
#OnTheStacks Podcast just celebrated its first birthday. Over the past year local, regional, and nationally known CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and small business owners have joined founder and host, Bill Corcoran Jr., to share their experiences with a global audience. The 52nd episode featured Kris and Steve Vanesko, co-founders and partners at blu door Financial. During the episode the two companies announced a partnership.
Some notable podcast guests include: Paul Clifford, CEO, Penn State Alumni Association; Todd Carmichael, Co-Founder, La Colombe Coffee Roasters; and Rob Nelson, Founder, Big League Chew.
The podcast can be listened to on every major platform including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music. If you’re interested in appearing on our show, drop us an email at email@example.com
Kirs & Steve Vanesko: blu door Financial- Ep. 52
Paul Clifford- Penn State Alumni Association- Ep.12
Todd Carmichael- La Colombe Coffee Roasters- Ep.32
Rob Nelson- Big League Chew- Ep. 17
Pictures from one year anniversary episode, Ep. 052
Photo Credits: Darren Elias Photography
Let me know if there is anything else you need,
6. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Research Found A Good Witch.
In A World Of Turmoil, She Has A Simple Guiding Grace!
Good Witch’s Seventh Season Is Ready To Begin!
63 Past Episodes Will Get You Ready For The New Season!
Cheesecake Up Television Binge Watchers!
The Good Witch (Cassie, Catherine Bell) resides in the fictional town of Middleton. In Middleton Cassie and her young teenage daughter Grace (Bailee Madison of Bridge To Terabithia) run a stately bed and breakfast called Grey House. Grey House has the best of eats, a witches magical intuition, and an accurate look on life for all that visit. It is amazing how many troubled and not so troubled road wide travelers find Cassie’s Grey House inn and her wisdom.
Cassie’s new neighbors, Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton), a trauma surgeon, and his son (Nick, Rhys Mathew Bond) have just left New York. They have stepped into small town culture shock. They supply a love interest (finally in season three) for the widowed Cassie and a teenage son who drives Grace and his father crazy. The son, a troublesome lad, as they say, wants no part of Middleton and wants to return to his New York and his friends.
The town has its curses, folklore, countless celebrations, and off the beaten path characters lead by Catherine Disher who plays Martha Tinsdale, the mayor of Middleton.
Half way through season one Cassie’s cousin (Sarah Power playing Abigail Pershing) joins the fray with a type of twinkling magic very different from her cousins. If there is trouble to be found in Middleton, Abigail will help it along (we laugh). She starts a good deal of not too serious trouble on her own at times will vying for love interests and work.
The Bell, Book, And Candle curio shop, Cassie’s other business seems to be selling magic without anyone in the town knowing. Past seasons of Good Witch can be found On Demand and on Netflix. As we say in each issue, bring some muffins and warm chocolate to your neighbors if you do not have Netflix, and we are sure your neighbors will share their television for Good Witch watching.
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