White People Invisibility

White Racism

There are moments when I walk into a room and the other people don’t see a lesbian or a disabled woman. They see a white woman and they think this gives my tacit permission for them to use racist language. I was in the notary’s office today, completing paperwork for the Pittsburgh Dyke and Trans […]

Fish Fry Review: Risen Lord Catholic Church, Marshall-Shadeland

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. Date: Friday March 14, 2013 Time We Ate: 5 PM (check the website for hours) Location: Risen Lord Roman Catholic Church 3250 California Avenue (Marshall Shadeland neighborhood) […]

Review: Get Your Glow Facials

Several years ago, our friend Joe Skoski asked us to be testers for a new all-natural facial he was developing. So we schlepped up to his house and each of us had a turn to stretch out on the massage table and receive an hour-long facial. Joe explained to us step-by-step what he was doing […]

Our Family Christmas House Putz

Christmas House putz

The Prompt: Merry Christmas (if you’re Christian)! Share a photo from your day. Also the best holiday ever is sometimes learning what happened back in the day to create your modern customs. Merry Christmas! These photos capture the spirit of a family tradition stemming from my father’s maternal relatives – the Remleys. They were German and […]

A Confession – I Reported You to the U.S. Postal Service

USPS

We all hate junk mail, yet through the mail slot it comes almost daily. So I scoop it up, sort it and don’t worry about it for another 24 hours. Except, the post man is not the only perpetrator. There’s a whole slew of folks who like to use my mail slot to deliver their […]

LGBTQ&A: Kerry Kennedy – Support LGBTQ Owned Businesses

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day.   I met Kerry in 2005 after reading about his store – KS […]

Perfect Pittsburgh Saturday – Summer Edition

Perfect Pittsburgh Saturday I’ve collaborated with a slew of super-powered Pittsburgh bloggers to put together our version of a “Perfect Pittsburgh Saturday ”. Each of us were assigned a two hour block, and I drew the 2-4 PM slot You can follow the fun on Twitter at #PghSummer 12-2 was occupied by Stylish White Female. Did […]

Chicks in the Hood – Urban Chicken Coop Fundraiser for Just Harvest

This Sunday, June 9, Pgh folks can get up close and personal with urban chickens via the the 3rd Annual Chicks-in-the-Hood tour of urban chicken homesteads throughout the Northside and East End of the City. The tour will introduce adults and children to the different types of chickens, coops and lifestyles of urban homesteading in […]

Elementary School Library in Pittsburgh’s is Unstacked

The story broke on Facebook this week … Manchester Elementary School in Pittsburgh’s Northside has less than 40 decent fiction books for the entire school. The response has been swift. Yinzercation has written about it. Within 24 hours, over 600 people had seen that original post and over 118 people had shared it on their […]

Farmer’s Market Love

Our friend Leah at The Brazen Kitchen is giving away passes to support Farmer’s Market: But let’s have the sweet trump the bitter and celebrate the coming of September by paying tribute to the farmers who work so hard to give us the fresh, delicious, sustainable food that we all enjoy so much. I never appreciated summer […]