Et tu, Hannah Gadsby? “Phone Free Experiences” and ADA Accommodations #MentalHealthAwareness

Mental health Awareness Month Anxiety

This won’t be the post you expect. Noted lesbian and creator Hannah Gadsby is coming to Pittsburgh this Thursday as part of her Body of Work tour. She’s performing at the noted Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, part of the Carnegie Museums. A lovely venue. My first visit there was in the 1990s when I […]

Julia Child Liked Cats

Friday evening, we tried to watch Julia and give the foster kittens some downstairs time. Currently, we are fostering four kittens. Horton, Logan, and Quartermaine have been with us since August 2021 (about nine months old now), while Molly Lansing-Davis joined us in October 2021 (about 7 months). Her two sisters were adopted last month. […]

The Six Things I Hope ‘This Is Us’ Addresses in the Final Six Episodes

First, always, is Miguel. How did and Rebecca find their way back from Facebook to marriage? What’s up with his kids now? Why haven’t we really had conversations between this Latinx man of color and Randall around their experiences of racial injustice? Miguel was a Latinx man in Pittsburgh in the 70s and 80s. Being […]

OUTrageous Bingo is Back, Yinz.

OUTrageous Bingo Coronavirus

One of my absolute favorite parts of the regional LGBTQ community is OUTrageous Bingo – a monthly gathering of about 500 people, queer and allies, in a synagogue social hall. I first went to bingo in the late 1990s when it was in the Strip District, crammed into a warehouse. Even growing up next to […]

Review: ‘Pretty Woman the Musical’ from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Read here for more information on COVID-19 protocols at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Last Tuesday, my musical loving friend, Sarah P, and I ventured to the Benedum to see “Pretty Woman” the musical. Based upon the 1990’s movie, it is a Cinderella fairy tale of sorts for the modern age. The show began with an […]

I Watched ‘The Tragedy of MacBeth’ With My Cats

I can’t recall the last time I watched a performance of MacBeth and Laura has never seen it before so this was a good way to spend our Saturday evening. With cats. Sharing the screen are some of our foster kittens and some of our resident critters. The seal-tipped Siamese kitten is six month old […]

The Pop Goth Tune ‘I Love Cats’ From Vision Video aka First TikTok Video I’ve Posted on My Blog

@visionvideoband By popular demand: the full song!#cats #goth #thesmiths #thecure ♬ I Love Cats by Vision Video – Vision Video 🎃 Goth Rock Band Ed sent me this TikTok video. My first reaction was a nostalgic twinge taking me back to The Cure and The Smiths of my youth. With cats. This is a Gen […]

Saturday Morning, I’ll Be in a Fake Holiday Parade Courtesy of YaJagoff and Duquesne Light

My adult dream was to be “Pittsburgh famous” enough to be invited to participate in the now-defunct Celebrate the Seasons Parade. I marched in it many times in high school, but I wanted to ride in a fancy car and wave to the crowds. And be warm.   Alas, that parade is no more. So […]

Review: The Donna Summer Musical Brings Nostalgia, Joy, and Empowering Music to The Benedum

Donna Summer Musical Review

Go see the show—if you’re like me, it will leave you nostalgic, teary-eyed and joyous all at one. On Tuesday night, November 16, 2021, my friend, Sara P and I went to see “Summer, The Donna Summer Musical.” It was the first time that I had been to a musical, and the Benedum, since March […]

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Coming to Stage AE in September With Strict COVID-19 Protocols

I asked my wife and musicophile how she would describe Phoebe Bridgers’ music- idie? Alt? She’s rock and roll, reminding Laura of Chrissie Hynde, Pat Benatar, and Joni Mitchell. That’s the benefit of being a nearly 60 year old fan – perspective. Phoebe Bridgers brings her tour Pittsburgh in mid-September, stopping at the Stage AE […]