Processing Trauma with EMDR: Week Three

EMDR Trauma Processing

Content Note: trauma, EMDR, child abuse, sexual assault For more info on EMDR, talk with your therapist or visit this page. We decided to incorporate Eye Movcement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) into my therapy. Time has been the major constraint, so I’m documenting on my blog as a record for myself. I have now participated in four […]

Okay, Boomer, What Happened To My Pierogies #NaBloPoMoPgh #NaBloPoMo2019

The prompt – Pittsburgh is famous for slaw and fries on sandwiches, cheese on fries on salads, pierogies, and more food speciality items. Did you have these types of items when you were growing up? Does the Pittsburgh food of your childhood carry into your adulthood? I had my very first pierogie courtesy of Mrs. […]

Want to host a house party for LGBTQ political blogging?

Long story short, we are hoping to organize a few house parties in the near future among Pittsburghers who support LGBTQ political blogging. I promise that its tied to 2020 Elections. You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be cool. You don’t have to watch Dynasty.Curious? Email me pghlesbian @ gmail.

Invest in Local Blogging

If you are reading this, you care or at least have mild interest in local blogging. This is my monthly plea asking for you to invest in our work so we can continue to make all the magic that brings referral links to you. Blogging is not a labor of love, not a hobby, and […]

The Real Legacy of the Immaculate Reception and Franco Harris for this Pittsburgh Kid #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

The Prompt – Were you alive during the Immaculate Reception? Do you have any memories of that moment in sports history? If no, tell us about the first time you heard of this historic event, even if that means you googling it right now. The Immaculate Reception The Immaculate Reception is one of the most […]

I Still Know How to Fold a Newspaper #NaBloPoMoPgh #NaBloPoMo2019

The Prompt – Pittsburgh no longer has a daily newspaper in print. Did your family ‘take a paper’ when you were growing up? Did they watch the local tv news or listen to the radio news regularly? Do you regularly read any Pittsburgh based media sites, both mainstream and alternative, now? The short answer is […]

Thank you, but not this time

Sometimes I have to say “no thank you” to invitations and plans that seem quite lovely, but are overwhelming. I appreciate being included. But it really helps me to be included in the planning so I can identify and mitigate issues. I was invited to lunch on Saturday with Laura’s friends. They don’t know she […]

And I Owe It All To You – Remembering my friend, John Ruffing

Dr. John Ruffing

Dear John, It will be 12 years Saturday since you died. I’m frightened by how quickly the memorials to you are overwhelming the memories with you. I guess that makes sense – we met when I was 15 years old and struggling to figure out all of the things. I was 37 when you died. […]

Growing Up in Kennywood’s Backyard #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

Kennywood 1916

The Prompt – Kennywood is a very unique regional resource. Most people do not have fully realized amusement parks so accessible. Did you visit Kennywood as a child? What is/was your favorite ride?  I grew up in West Mifflin, home to Kennywood. It was so much a part of my childhood. We went to Kennywood […]