Pittsburgh

January 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.”
Andrew Carnegie

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“Pittsburgh was even more vital, more creative, more hungry for culture than New York. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing.”
Willa Cather

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Greatness is within…

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“The average newspaper boy in Pittsburgh knows more about the universe than did Galileo, Aristotle, Leonardo, or any of those other guys who were so smart they only needed one name.”
Daniel M. Gilbert

 

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“Pittsburgh. I’d been there. One of the most underrated cities in North America. People who’d never been there thought of it as a graveyard of abandoned steel mills, but it was a beautiful city, and it would be good to have it back.”
Steven Brust

 

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“If you’re not from Pittsburgh, I should probably explain that “yinzers” are people with heavy Pittsburgh accents. For example, instead of “you” or “y’all,” they say “yinz.” Another feature of yinzers is that they wear Steelers apparel at all times, including in the workplace and at weddings.”
Jesse Andrews

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daddy.

December 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers actually get better when they’ve had a little time to mature. But others should be thrown out right away, No matter how you try to warm them up, they’re never as good as when they were new.”
Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

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“My daddy taught me to always do the right thing, no matter what the consequences. When I would ask how I was supposed to know what was right, he’d just say, ‘You’ll know.’ He was right, and so is this.”
Bruce A. Borders, Over My Dead Body

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http://focus.mnsun.com/2013/11/25/christmas-1950s/

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“Three things my daddy tried to learn me. ‘Son’, he always said, ‘remember these three precepts and you can’t go wrong. One, never eat at a place called Mom’s. Two, never play cards with a man named Doc.’
‘That’s only two.’
‘I can never recollect the third, and that’s what worries me.”
Edward Abbey

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“Daddy always said you only explained things to the people that actually mattered.”
Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I’ve Done

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romance.

December 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

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“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M. Schulz

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“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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Fabulous music:

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lecture.

December 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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“Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
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And when they(we) DO hear Puccini….

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“When we’re connected to others, we become better people.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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Monday January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

FLIGHT OVER ANZA BORREGO

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http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/tag/champ/

I soled in a 1946 Aeronca Champ at Riverside Airport, California back in 1982. When there’s no smog, the cross countries were amazing opportunities to see the rugged high-desert terrain from the best vantage point. Flying above the freeways in a Champ with a cruise speed of 80 m.p.h was fun as I observed cars below traveling faster than me. Flying through Cajon Pass along I15 was always a memorable experience with constant a visual scanning for that emergency place to land.

 

About Trixie: “A Big Little Life”

November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Canine Companions for Independence:

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Lamp-lighters

November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Before electricity was installed, city dwellers were dependent upon lamp-lighters to light the gas lamps before dark so they could walk at night in safety. Without light, the streets were dark and ominous – almost impassable.

Your lamp-lighter…..can simply be someone who had traveled the same darkened road you’re traveling now. Reach out to a lamp-lighter who can help light your way by sharing some of his/her strength, hope and experience.

Until you can carry your own light, it’s okay to walk under the the protective safety provided by this individual.”  – Amy E.  Dean in “Pleasant Dreams”

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