When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers

Pittsburghers are wandering about these days, idling away the days and hours until The Happiest Day of the Year: Super Bowl Sunday. My advice for how to make an evening go speedily by (whether or not you’re a football fan): Go to the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and see their current show, Metamorphoses. It’s a short […]

One week and counting — best Steelers song round-up

Super Bowl Sunday comes in just one week, and all of Steeler Nation seems to be searching for “The. Best. Steelers. Song. Ever.“ If you are among these searchers and have thusly arrived here at My Brilliant Mistakes, here are a few key links to help you on your quest: Bob Braughler at Masters of […]

Encore! More of my conversation with John Adams

The three remaining segments of my interview with Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Adams are online at the Pittsburgh Symphony website. Part 4: John describes the feeling of releasing a book in the current market, how he came to write the book Hallelujah Junction, and why he wrote a book like this. Part 5: John talks […]

Beyond “Here we go, Steelers”

VisitPittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers are sponsoring a video contest: Create the best Steelers cheer, to cheer the team during the playoff! Details from VisitPittsburgh: It’s time to rally around our Pittsburgh Steelers as they head to the playoffs in January 2009 and VisitPittsburgh wants to see and hear your best Steelers cheer! We want […]

A win is a win

Today’s Steelers-Chargers game was a very strange football experience. The final score — 10 to 11, Steelers winning by a hair — doesn’t even look like a football score. In addition to keeping Pittsburgh on top of their division, the game made an impact on my fantasy football game for the week. Thanks to Roethlisberger […]

Blogging on the edge

I’m honored to be guest-blogging at Keystone Edge for a week. My first post is online: "It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood." You’ve not heard of Keystone Edge? Well, it’s time you did hear. Keystone Edge tells the story of the new economy in Pennsylvania–a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool […]

“The Lady with All the Answers” at the Public — plus special blogger opportunity

If you grew up poring over the advice that Ann Landers and Dear Abby handed out in their daily columns — or if you just enjoy a night of great live theater — you’ll want to check out the next production at the Pittsburgh Public Theater: "The Lady with All the Answers." (Local bloggers have […]

PghTech Women Network Launch

I’m bundled up at home, fighting off some kind of illness that makes it hard to stand long and to think. This is a darn shame because it means I’m going to miss this terrific event, organized by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and sponsored by Google: PghTech Women Network Launch We’re inviting women who work […]

Time is of the essence

A couple of time-critical items for your attention: Pittsburgh social media phenom Lindsay Patross has created a political action committee, P2PAC, that "supports candidates whose districts touch the City of Pittsburgh and whose agendas are consistent with its mission: good government, sustainable development, and social equity." As part of the kick-off they’ve initiated a P2pac […]

Intro to Social Media Workshop

An event this next weekend, organized by PodCamp Pittsburgh: Heard of blogging, but not quite sure what it is or how to do it? Ever wonder what goes in a podcast and how you would listen to it? Heard about Facebook, MySpace, and other websites but not sure where to even start? The organizers of […]