Pittsburgh Archive

16 Things About Me At 16

Tell us all about the person you were at sixteen.  I turned 16 in October 1986, my junior year in high school. My father taught me to drive and purchased a second vehicle so I could take my mother places. The deal was that I could use it as much as I wanted as long
Category: Culture

Bye Bye Polar Vortex

Theoretically, summer will return to the polar-vortex-battered Northern Hemisphere. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? I am looking forward to going swimming in the Pittsburgh CitiPools. By swimming I mean, moving around in the water with Ledcat as we discuss world issues. I like to tread water for exercise, but we don’t
Category: Family

Fish Fry Review: Church of The Assumption Parish (Bellevue)

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: Church of The Assumption  Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 Time We Ate: 5:15 PM Location: Bellevue (45 North Sprague Street) We selected Assumption (as it’s known) based on
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

I’m Jealous of Chris Potter’s Coffee Mates

We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you? Travel – I wish we could travel. Part of it is cost, of course, but part of it is the practical needs of the pets. We made a commitment to take care of them which they return to us
Category: Activism

Ten Things You Can’t Buy With SNAP (Food Stamps)

  I was terrible in Home Ec (8th grade) because I had little appreciation for how practical the skills would be some day. I regret not being able to sew for sure – how much money can we save if we could even do basic sewing? I also regret not learning more about cooking. I
Category: Activism

Fish Fry Review: Most Holy Name of Jesus (Troy 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: Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 Time We Ate: 5:30 PM Location: Troy Hill (Northside) 3600 Mt Troy Rd We selected this
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Updated: This is Why It’s Okay to Ask Mayor Peduto Questions

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve been asking around to determine if the Peduto Administration has hired any openly LGBTQ people into a supervisory/leadership role or appointed to a commission/task force. Radio silence. No one will comment on the record. I’ve had quite a few off the record
Category: Activism

Pittsburgh Meme FB Page Renews Transphobic, Racist Content

It is a little disheartening to realize that several more of my friends “liked” this page (although one told he is monitoring the enemy – ahem, okay.)  You can look at the page without liking it. I wonder if they realize this fact? But even more disheartening to see this transphobic meme moved back up
Category: Culture