Harris Olen's Blog Posts

Harris Olen's Blog Posts

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Well, here we are at the beginning of another summer in the city. Philadelphia has expanded its' options for entertainment and fun. There is even going to be a Ferris wheel on the ...

Will We Survive This Administration
I hate to be an alarmist, but the title of this blog says it all. We are living in a time where the administration espouses hatred of all minorities. The desecration of tombstones ...

Mass Confusion
As I sit here thinking about something pleasant to write, my mind keeps wandering to the subject of the moment, our new president. With slight of hand, he and his followers have th...

Better Than Politics
Well it's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the smell of fall is in the air, and everything is pumpkin spice. It's a nice reprieve from the bickering we see everyday...

Fall Fun
We've been bombarded with political rhetoric all summer, and there is still 5 weeks to go until the election. It's now time to start having some fun. Fall in Philadelphia is the be...

Another Summer In The Books
Well we've come to the end of another summer. This one was the hottest summer since they have been keeping records. Not just the temperature, but the real estate market also. Even ...

Philadelphia Wins
Well, the Democratic National Convention has come and gone. Regardless of your political affiliation, you would have to admit that Philadelphia did a tremendous job welcoming it's ...

Independence Day
As we approach another Independence Day it's important for all of us to reflect what it means to us as individuals, as well as a country. You may hate Donald Trump, as many of us d...

Short And Sweet
I'm going to make this blog short and sweet. Today is primary election day. Get out and vote. There's practically no excuse for not voting. Whether or not you agree with every...

The Curtis Building
The conversion of the Curtis Building, from office space to a multi-purpose building is a significant step to making the Historic District not just a tourist attraction, but a neig...

Great Food And Great Jazz What Can Be Better
This past Friday night I had the pleasure of dining  at a new restaurant in Midtown Village, and followed it by attending another great Jazz concert in the Kimmel Center ...

Jazz Is Alive And Well In Philadelphia
We all know what a great music town Philadelphia is. Recently we've added two new music venues, Union Transfer and the Fillmore. These venues generally cater to rock groups and mil...

Time Passes So Quickly
The start of 2016 has not been a good one for people of my generation, the Baby Boomers. It started off with the death of one of the most iconic rock starts of my generation, David...

Restaurant Risks
Several months ago a new restaurant opened up in Pennsport. From the beginning it seemed like it was a smashing success. However, appearances can be deceiving. After several months...

The Joys Of Being A Grandparent
On November 10th, my son and his lovely wife welcomed into this world their first child, Charlotte Celeste Olen. She just also happens to be our first grandchild. Friends who ...

Philadelphia Friendly
I have been having a terrific experience while working with new out of town clients. We've spent three days looking at various properties and property scenarios. While this is not ...

HALLOWEEN
I remember a time when, as a child, my friends and I walked around our entire neighborhood collecting candy. We never worried about what might be lurking around the corner. Th...

Election Time Is Near
It's almost time for elections in Philadelphia, and other local communities. This is when we as Americans have the distinct privilege to express ourselves to the people in power. T...

Stop Complaining
Well the complaining has begun. We all survived the Papal visit, and it went off without a hitch. Everybody it seems was on their best behavior, from the out of towners to the secr...

Bud And Marilyns
I usually do not do restaurant reviews, because food tastes are so subjective. However, Bud and Marilyn's is the exception to the rule. It's not just a restaurant, it's an experien...

End Of Summer
The end of summer is fast approaching. Next week I will finally get to go down the shore, something that in past years I was able to do weekly. While I can't say that I won't miss ...

Happy Days Cars
Yesterday, my wife and I went to the Car Show and Street Fair on Passyunk Ave. The star attraction were the automobiles. Mostly vintage cars, from my youth. Chevy SS, Pontiac GTO, ...

The Pope Is Coming The Pope Is Coming
By this time we all know that the Pope is coming to Philadelphia, for a few days in September. You don't have to be Catholic to understand the significance of the Pope visiting Phi...

Fourth Of July
The fourth of July is right around the corner. It's time to celebrate our nation's independence. During this time of celebration we need to reflect on the work that still needs to ...

Gone Too Soon
This blog started out to be about a restaurant that was shuttered after a very short time in business. However, after the passing of Beau Biden this weekend, the closing of a resta...

Lets Vote
The election is right around the corner. As Americans, we have the privilege of being able  to vote  for our elected officials. Unfortunately too many of us "sit on ...

Time To Park It
Spring is here, and the time is right, for romping in the park. Philadelphia has been blessed with a plethora of beautiful parks. From the huge and all encompassing Fairmount Park,...


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