Pittsburgh Dad Makes First Reference to Gay Neighbors

I like Pittsburgh Dad. He rings true to me – this strange amalgam of adult men in my family and my friend’s fathers. Yep, he’s corny. Yep, he’s sometimes tries too hard. Yep, he’s a little too loose and easy with the insults of others. That’s what I mean – he sounds real to me. […]

NaBloPoMo: Autumnal Flavour? Turner’s Orange Drink Of Course

The prompt:  What is your favourite autumnal flavour? OK, so this makes me giggle. There are so many to choose from such as pumpkin, pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie Blizzards, pumpkin roll, pumpkin seeds- not so much – and then every type of candy bar known to mankind but wrapped in a […]

Why the LGBTQ Community Needs a Pittsburgh Dad Moment

I have a Pittsburgh Dad. He’s 72, worked in the steel mills for 50+ years, grew up in Brentwood, loves the Stillers and all the rest. He’s a socially conservative Republican Roman Catholic who doesn’t believe in climate change or unions, but he’s fine with his lesbian daughter. I  think he’s especially proud that my […]

Giveaway: “Essential Yinzer” Pgh Gift Basket Featuring Pittsburgh Dad

We unexpectedly received an invitation to watch a taping of “No Fee TV” on PCNC. This show is hosted by Pittsburgh’s own, Edgar Snyder – a attorney whose personal injury Western Pennsylvania law practice is celebrating 30 years!  Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s grew up watching Edgar Snyder point […]

Our Session at Podcamp Pittsburgh – Fairness and Accuracy in Language

So … many months ago PG columnist Tony Norman used the term “sexual preference” in an otherwise positive column. When I called him on it, he explained that it was simply a matter of language evolving and that sexual orientation was the newest terminology. After some back and forth, he agreed to take a gander […]