This is a loft in the Strip District of Pittsburgh: I’ve long wanted to live in a place like that. And as of today, I do. In addition to my lovely house in Butler, I now have a loft apartment dahntahn. It will make it much easier to meet clients in Pittsburgh and south while […]
Happy Thanksgiving from me and my niece, Rachel. Created in Brushes for the iPad.
The upper eyelid of my left eye has has been twitching for a few days. I googled to find out why this started suddenly, and whether I need to worry about it. Here’s what I found: Called myokymia in doctor lingo, these rippling muscle contractions in an eyelid can be triggered by: Stress Tiredness Eye […]
I met Steve Jobs shortly after I was hired by NeXT Computer.
How many pairs of lucky pants does Kessler own? None. How many pairs of unlucky pants does Kessler own? Nine. Is this bad? Most definitely. There are days when a certain something extra is required of us and on those certain something extra days we are accustomed to reaching into the closet and finding (on […]
Pictured standing (left to right) John Shepard, Chris Landis, and Ross Bickell. Seated is Helena Ruoti. Photo credit: Pittsburgh Public Theater. In 1982 I was Lillian Hellman for fifteen minutes. For 10th grade English class, we were each asked to choose an author and to research and report on that author. We were encouraged to […]
I often start resolutions at off times. In the middle of December I started to focus on exercising regularly, eating a healthier diet, and waking up earlier in the mornings. December is a challenging time to start such a program, what with the fancy foods and strange holiday schedules, and not surprisingly I failed to […]
It used to be that, when I had a fever, I would have this dream: I’m in the family station wagon in Exton, PA (we lived there until I was 5). I’m the only one in the car, which is parked at the end of the driveway of friends of ours, on the opposite side […]
For background on the Neighborhood Walk, check out the Rust Belt Bloggers site. Find a list of others’ walks there too. I took a walk through my neighborhood today. I timed it to coincide with the Veteran’s Day parade on Main Street, but I ended up taking photos of buildings and bridges instead of the […]
The theme for this month’s Mixology Monday is Local Flavor. Our host is Kevin of Save the Drinkers, and while I don’t despise globalization as he does, I echo his affection for local flavors and specialties. Living here in western Pennsylvania, particularly in summertime, I’m lucky to have delightful, fresh ingredients right at hand. Corn […]