I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I’ve lived in Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey. A former musician, singer, songwriter, artist, banker, and advertising executive. I’ve been all over and have seen much. This blog is about some of my adventures and encounters with some of the men and women I’ve met since I moved back to Philly from Manhattan. I’ve added older Philadelphia stories, New Jersey and California!

I also offer Dating and Relationship Advice.

Stories are told from a gentleman’s perspective. All stories will be told to the best of my recollection. All names have been changed to protect the subjects. Unless noted, all photos are stock photos collected from the internet.

I appreciate you reading, liking, commenting, and most of all following my blog. 


Phicklephilly the BOOK is Now Available on Amazon! (Kindle and Paperback!)

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Thank you!

I also have a Language Translator widget. You can enter the language of your choice and it will automatically translate anything I’ve written to the language of your choice instantly! (Gotta love technology! As a guy from the ’60s and ’70s, this is some Sci-Fi stuff right here!)

Please check out my Collections tab. There you’ll find a list of all of the great collections of stories that are so fun to read.

Here is a list to get you started!

*** Go to the SEARCH widget on the Homepage and simply enter the name of the series you’re interested in, and off you go!

California Dreamin’

Celebrity Sightings

Crazy Dating Stories

Dating and Relationship Advice

Sun Stories

Tales of Rock

Tinder Moments

Wildwood Daze

I also have several series about all of the people I’ve met here in my 10 years in Philadelphia.

*** Go to the SEARCH widget on the Homepage and simply enter the name of the person and you can read their series!






If you’d like, you can just cut and paste the names into the SEARCH widget on the home page and go from there.

If anyone out there knows an easier or a better way to do this please let me know.


Thank you for your continued support!


Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

You can check out my books here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=charles+wiedenmann&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

60 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See! What a great idea for a blog, especially for someone interested in learning more about a place I don’t get to see often. Keep it coming. Wanna know more from your perspective about Philly!

  2. You have been removed from following my sites. I’m not interested in you, your voice, or your exploitation of women. I am not into rating system or your “slut-shaming” nor am I into tinder reviews or what you deem to be whores worthy of your degradation and or praise.
    Don’t ask for trouble from me and trouble won’t find you, bucko.
    I am married to a better man than you’ll ever hope to be. So piss OFF.

    1. I love your words an attention. Art makes you feel something and I’ve touched a nerve in you. Thank you for taking the time to read my work and writing to me. I’m so happy you found someone to love so much you married them! Well done! xoxoxo

  3. Thanks for dropping by my station. I’ll get back to have a look at some of your takes. CB usually sticks with music/film. I peaked at a couple of the clips you posted. There’s a guy I back and forth with on this blog thing, ‘Heavy Metal Overload’ you might dig his stuff. Later.

  4. “It only takes a spark”! I love it and completely agree. 🙂 Thank you for the follow – another spark to encourage me to keep on posting!

  5. I spent some time in Philadelphia when I was younger. It was so interesting! My Aunt and Uncle owned a little grocery store downtown, and they lived over the store–no commute to work, just walk downstairs!

  6. You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

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