The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

10/05/2017
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Immortality

I meandered the roads in Allegheny Cemetery with the final destination Barb’s Corner Kitchen. All roads lead to Butler Street or Penn Avenue depending upon whether you’re headed up or down. I came upon veritable houses in the Ford and Moorhead mausoleums. … Continue reading

09/04/2017
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Truth or Dare

My stomach flip-flopped as I climbed the steps at the Allegheny County Courthouse almost two months ago. The vise was tightening. Psychological torture. Control device. Others call it rehabilitation and just a monitoring tool. Just a difference of opinion? This … Continue reading

06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading

06/17/2017
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Who Will Remember You?

My alarm rang several times. I snoozed it instead of dismissed. I still held out a flicker of hope to get up early to weed in the damp earth before the sun rose high in the sky. Early rise despite … 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

04/21/2017
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Convention

Over a hundred years ago. The story setting of Queen of the Desert playing at the Regent Square Theater. What makes a woman defy the conventions of her time? Why is she adventurous and fearless? This woman, Gertrude Bell, affected world … Continue reading