The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

03/29/2017
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Everybody Doesn’t Know My Name.

“There she is,” I said to my daughter. The woman in bright fluorescent was smiling and waving energetically, and I smiled widely and waved back. She was two streets away from where I first met her one morning. That was … Continue reading

03/28/2017
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Dissipating Anger

“I’m just an asshole. You’ve always been there for me. I blame myself.” Those were his own words spoken into a text message. Those were perhaps the only honest words coming forth in a long time and the last honest ones. … Continue reading

03/21/2017
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Neglect

What’s a leisurely Sunday in Pittsburgh? An opportunity for something new. Pittsburgh was an hour’s drive or less from my hometown, but we only visited the biggies—the Carnegie Museum, the Pittsburgh Zoo, Kennywood, the ballparks, the Civic Arena, the hospitals. … Continue reading