I answer five questions — and there are more pictures of hats

Over at the aptly-named Thoughtful Riot, Will Rutherford has been interviewing local social media creators to find out what makes them tick. Today he posted his interview with me. If you’re curious about when and how I started blogging and why I keep at it, go read and all will be revealed. If you’re a […]

Lost and found in western Pennsylvania

  Main Street in downtown Butler, PA, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. This afternoon I was scheduled to meet up with friends at a coffee shop in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I don’t go to Shadyside often, so I printed out some directions, hopped in the car, and headed south. About halfway there I realized […]

RIP Joseph Gallagher

Ruth and Joe Gallagher, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. My grandfather passed away this morning. I wasn’t close to him; he was not noticeably guarded, but he was what one might call a private person, not given to outbursts or sharing. He was a kind person though, and very religious. He was also an enthusiastic bridge […]