Giveaway: Into The Woods on Blu-ray

Enter to win an Into The Woods Blu-ray™ Combo Pack! Into The Woods From the director of Chicago and the producer of Wicked comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined
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Fish Fry Review: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Polish Hill)

Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of reviews and suggestions. Name: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish  Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 Time We Ate: 5:30 PM Location: Polish Hill (East End) 3058 Brereton Avenue, Pittsburgh We selected this fish
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Where Would I Live?

If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why? So, my first impulse is to move to Europe. My very next thought is “what about the pets?” So I’m going to stick with a US location. My first choice would be Seattle and/or Portland. I’ve
Category: Family

The Bible That Got Away From Me

Think of a time you let something slide, only for it to eat away at you later. Tell us how you’d fix it today. It was August 1995. My good friends Charles and Julie were getting married. I traveled from Pittsburgh to their home in Atlanta (yes, in August) for the wedding. I was a
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Eli Conley: Music Opens Space to Connect Queer, Trans Community

Singer-songwriter Eli Conley will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 15 from 7-9 PM at Biddle’s Escape in Regent Square. It struck me that the second trans male singer-songerwriter who has come to Pittsburgh in the past year is part of the Americana music tradition (Joe Stevens was the other.) Eli’s unique voice as a
Category: Culture

Secrets Resonate Through Off The Wall Production of Ibsen

Ghosts.  It might be more aptly known as Secrets. Helen Alving has spent her life putting duty before her personal desires. In spite of her careful attempts to fulfill her duties to her degenerate husband and protect the victims of his debauchery – their son and his illegitimate daughter toiling as a parlor maid under
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The Award I Did Not Receive

I notice when people start their biographies with references to awards they’ve received. While self-promotion is not a sin, it takes a lot panache to pull it off without stumbling over the words like an overeager lad boasting about schoolyard accomplishments.  Still, that’s more endearing than someone who acts nonchalant and unaffected by such pedestrian
Category: Activism

Nine Things I’d Like To Do Better

Today’s prompt: Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at? Here’s my somewhat random list of things which I’d like to be better at. Writing ‘thank you’ notes – I do not excel at responding in a timely fashion. One reason for this is that I have terrible handwriting.
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