The Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference was recently held at the David Lawrence center Downtown, between September 8th and 11th. It was an event geared towards Professionals in fields such as City Planning and Civil Engineering, costing attendees up to $800 for full access. On Tuesday the 9th, they had an “Open House” between 5:15 and 7PM; which … More A Glimpse of the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike Confrence
This past Sunday, the wife and I enjoyed the day off by taking a nice long walk. We headed up towards Allegheny Cemetery, with a stop in at Gus’s of course, and then down to the Strip District to the Mecca of all that is good about cheese, Penn Mac’s dairy section. However, on Smallman street, along … More Drinkin’ Dahn Maggie’s Farm
Like many Pittsburghers, I love my neighborhood. A lot. I live in Lawrenceville, in what feels like a Golden Age for this area, where only a few years ago, things were looking pretty grim. Last night, my friends from Lawrenceville United’s Senior AdvantAGE program–Becky, Nancy, Molly, and Dolly– threw a “Beat the Winter Blues” party … More The People in My Neighborhood
I hate litter. To me, the difference between a quaint neighborhood and a bad neighborhood hinges on how little or how much its residents care about the condition of the streets. Litter is like the fingerprints of blight, demarcating zones of poverty via discarded beer cans and candy wrappers. I go out about every week … More News flash! Nobody’s home, Post-Gazette!
It’s not often I climb out of my toasty bed at sunrise on Saturday to head down to the whiskey bar, but today was special. Wigle Whiskey in the Strip was releasing it’s latest batch of freshly aged specialty whiskeys–three ryes and four wheats–aged in five different types of wooden barrels. I am by no … More Wigle Whiskey’s Wood–A Review of the November Release
A few months ago, we folks in Pittsburgh’s District 7 got dumped. Still not sure why; he was such a charming and considerate City Councilman, and he really seemed to like us. He was always there for us–cheering while we crossed the finish line of a local race, hanging out and enjoying snacks at our … More Why I Defied My Party and Decided to Support Tony Ceoffe Jr. for City Council
On a crowded shipping dock in China, some thirty years ago, a random mosquito laid her eggs in a pool of stagnant water, trapped inside one of the many tires waiting to be shipped off to the United States. Her species, Aedes Albopictus, is known by regular folks as “The Tiger Mosquito”, a particularly aggressive and … More Eye of the Tiger…Mosquito