Monthly Archives: July 2013

Unapologetic, but regretful Pirate fan, at times

Recently on the Post-Gazette website, I was described as an unapologetic Pirate fan. Well, I don’t apologize for it–that’s true, but I do regret it at times. I just looked up the record. On July 28, 2011, the Pirates were … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin Slaying The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin slaying has many of us sick at heart. That this killing happened between 7-8 in the evening, not 2 in the morning, that no crime had been reported, that George Zimmerman had been told to “let it go,” that Trayvon Martin was 5’7” and weighed 145 pounds in contrast to George Zimmerman’s 200 pounds just makes the acquittal seem impossible to accept. The Stand Your Ground laws are so unacceptable.

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin slaying has many of us sick at heart. That this killing happened between 7-8 in the evening, not 2 in the morning, that no crime had been reported, that George Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Computer challenges, metaphor for blindness challenge

Frustrations from computer inaccessibility and software incompatibility can almost be a metaphor for the fiercest challenge of blindness. Few techies, no matter how sharp, know the intricacies of making this visual medium attainable to someone blind. I’ve said occasionally that … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

The “Next Big Thing” is a global blog tour to showcase authors and illustrators across the globe and their current work. I was tagged by the delightful Pittsburgh writer, Kate Dopirak, author of numerous personal essays and the forthcoming You … Continue reading

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Poetry on the beach

Last week in Maine my husband and I found that poetry went just as compatibly with the beach as with the coffee house. We enjoyed poems published by Autumn House press, here in Pittsburgh, by a woman named Rathburn. Then … Continue reading

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