The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

06/23/2017
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Facelift

A man and I stood together watching a deconstruction. A toppling of homes. “That’s what I used to do,” he told me. “Tearing down or building up?” I asked. “Building,” he said. “You’ll have something to watch all day,” I … Continue reading

06/15/2017
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Secrets

Roses are red and pink and yellow and white and orange and striations and blends and metamorphic. There are secret gardens and parks and amazing places in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Some people know. Lots of people are ignorant of … Continue reading

06/09/2017
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Creativity in the City

Crossing the street on Penn. Stopping to read the sign that read, ‘Catcalling is Harassment it’s never okay.’ Note to all those who think it’s a compliment. On the bench sitting beside a gentleman with BO crunching potato chips hidden … Continue reading

06/05/2017
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A Dollar

Caleb was crying as his mother left. “Let’s go for a walk.” Destination: ice cream. We walked, starting together, then me leading. “Come on.” From his two-almost-three-year-old vantage point, the street holds a world of discovery:  stones, puddles, pine cones, … Continue reading

06/02/2017
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All Who Wander

“All who wander are not lost,” proclaims the bumper sticker. Better. “Some who wander are lost and like it that way,” say I. Wander. Get lost. There is always another road and another. They all lead somewhere. Yesterday Boots and … Continue reading