My name is Michael Noda, and I live in North Philadelphia. I grew up in the Cincinnati suburbs. I first moved to the Philadelphia area in 2000 to attend Swarthmore College, and I immediately fell in love with this city. I’ve lived nine of the last twelve years in Swarthmore, University City, Roxborough, Point Breeze/Newbold, and now Francisville and have accumulated some opinions in that time as a “New Philadelphian”. I also fell in love with getting around Philadelphia and its suburbs without a car. In my time away from the Delaware Valley, I lived in New York and Las Vegas, which reinforced the love of walkable and transit-oriented places from both extremes.
The title of this blog is a pun on the Latin phrase “sic transit gloria mundi“. The combination of Latin and Greek in the same name… couldn’t be helped.