Feathers, friends

I’ve lived in the Pittsburgh area for years and years, and the National Aviary is in Pittsburgh, and I like birds. You’d think I’d be visiting there a few times a year. But no, yesterday I visited for the first time. I seem to go to museums and zoos and other interesting places only when […]

Oranges and olives

Today I did something I’ve avoided doing for years: I shopped at the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company.  Yes, it’s a famous Pittsburgh-area foodie destination; yes, they have all kinds of delicious things like amazing cheese and orgeat syrup and amazing olive oil and real Italian imported everything. It is indeed hard to fathom that one might […]

Women and Girls Foundation honors “Women in Media” — including me!

(This is cross-posted on the Big Big Design blog.) Each year, the Women and Girls Foundation honors a group of women who are “engaged in dynamic work in exciting and challenging career fields in Southwestern Pennsylvania.” This year they are celebrating “Women in Media,” and I’m privileged to have been selected among the honorees. The […]

Nerves of Steel: Stories of Moxie and Might — The Moth on tour in Pittsburgh, August 26

The Moth is a live storytelling series. Sometimes the stories are true, and sometimes they are factual. Always they are interesting. Here’s a sample. The Moth will be in Pittsburgh in August, and I’m so looking forward to it. American Shorts @WYEP presents The Moth in Pittsburgh Nerves of Steel: Stories of Moxie and Might […]