Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

That Wasn’t Fair

If we were having a beer, you would ask the bartender why one of the TVs was set to CNN instead of a football game. “The people at the end of the bar wanted to watch the news.” “But there’s … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day 2015

I wrote this post in 2012. This blog was slightly over a year old but had collected fewer views in 14 months than it usually does in one month today. I am re-posting this for three reasons. 1) I like … Continue reading

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Wipe Those Feets

Every morning that I get stuck with the duty have the privilege of taking Maddie out to make morning rounds, when we return to the porch I will tell her: “we have to wipe those feets.” Yes, Microsoft, I understand … Continue reading

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You’ll Be a Man Before Your Mother

I never thought that I’d have to preface a post with a disclaimer regarding how it’s not a post about gender identity. It’s not. The expression in the title is what my father used to tell me as he dealt … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Riverside Park Boathouse

As I was researching the story behind today’s doors, I discovered more about the common thread between my adopted city and my home town. So, in addition to doors, today I am writing about the special relationship a city has … Continue reading

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It’s Opening Day Mom

I am not a nut-job crazy sports fan. Despite the fact that I am often wearing a Pirates shirt, or some other bit of team gear; I’m really not a crazy fan. I played very little in the way of … Continue reading

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Considering Attachments

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: attach/attachment. It can be about love or anything else!” I’m going to approach this from the “anything else” angle. Not that I have anything against love, I’m all for love, but … Continue reading

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