Fish Fry Friday: Return to Assumption & Finding My Fish Fry Fame on March 9, 2018

A very late post on my part – my apologies! It’s been a stressful week for me, so going to any fish fry felt overwhelming. Ledcat gently suggested we revisit Assumption to get a good meal in a familiar space. Now I don’t really need to re-review the location or food. I’ll just make note […]

Fish Fry Friday Special Report: Church of the Assumption Launches Recycling Team

This is probably one of the most awesome blogging outcomes I’ve ever discovered. The folks at the Church of the Assumption in Bellevue have regularly followed my reviews and always taken time to thank me for constructive feedback. Recently, I learned that the volunteers met sometime after the first Friday in Lent and decided to […]

Fish Fry Friday: Church of the Assumption in Bellevue 2018

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2018 Edition! Click here to learn more about this project. Name: Church of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Bellevue)  Date: February 16, 2018 Time We Ate: 6:15 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this map! You can also follow them on Facebook and find […]

Fish Fry Friday: Return to Church of the Assumption (Bellevue)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! It is going to be a great spring filled with fish, fish and some occasional shrimp. Name: Church of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Bellevue) Date: March 3, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:15 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry […]

Fish Fry Friday: Ash Wednesday Edition at Assumption Church

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

We got a jump-start on Lenten fish fries this year when we made a spur of the moment decision to run up the street on Ash Wednesday. So this is a very special edition of Fish Fry Fridays. Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow […]

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

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

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 […]

Black Trans Woman Brooklyn DeShauna Smith, 20, Killed in Shreveport, Louisiana

Brooklyn DeShauna Smith

  It has happened again. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the body of Brooklyn DeShauna Smith was discovered at 2:15 in the afternoon in a Shreveport, Louisiana apartment complex. Cause of death was gun shot. Brooklyn was a 20-year-old Black trans woman. Brooklyn was born and raised in Shreveport. She studied cosmetology at Bossier Parish […]

Q&A with Therapist Matthew Reinhart About Trauma During a Pandemic

Trauma

How are you doing? I feel the weight of the world so I reached out to some experts on trauma to offer some insight into navigating our personal challenges, our encounters with the anti-maskers, and more as queer people. These are really long reads because the topics are intense and novel (couldn’t resist.) I hope […]

You Gotta Wear a Mask

Mask up Pittsburgh

I am exhausted. Every single interaction with other human beings requires a complex series of negotiations and calculations that include the scientific facts, the interpersonal dynamics, the safety, and more. Earlier this week, we had to go to Lowe’s to purchase an in-store only item for our kitchen. I step out of the car, triple […]

Q&A with Matt Merriman-Preston About the Pennsylvania Primary Election, Mail-In Ballots, and More

This is a very confusing time. We spend hours trying to find toilet paper and disinfectant, worrying about access to critical medications that are being redirected to maybe cure COVID-19, and having our evening news interrupted by a ridiculous puppet President who lies and misleads us every single fucking day. One point of confusion is […]