Friends and family– as we approach the unofficial start to summer holiday next week here in the United States, we begin to think summer sun, fun, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and electric F-150’s. The holiday really is about the sacrifice previous generations made. . . in World Wars and on Black Wall Street. After visiting Ryan when he was living in Tulsa it was an eye opening experience to learn that almost 100 years ago in the United States […]
I know some people like to start their new roles on the right foot. Some dog’s may not let out their true colours until after they have found their comfort within a new pack. Looking back on that first week, struggling to get Phoebe’s leash on before she bolted. Those first few days sleeping on the couch downstairs so she could be in the same space at night with me. First it was the chair across the room from me, […]
What do you say to yourself each morning? Dear Evan Hansen today is going to be a good day? @iamicaniwillido? Give yourself room to bloom? Our Father Who Art in Heaven? I welcome any tools that come to me to add to my toolbelt? – Dear Evan Hansen, Christine D’Ercole, The Heart Revival, Luke 11:2, Me On this 19th Day of April 2021, I realize my journal check-ins have been irregular and very disjointed. I’ve been processing several different things […]
Welcome to December 2020! Let’s see we are in month number ten since this started back in March. All the sports fans in the United States were getting ready for madness, first the toilet paper run, right before the NCAA could have their basketball tournament. Then there was no Opening Day for the Cubbies or Giants in April. As the safer at home plan continued outdoor soccer and the Pittsburgh Marathon were also cancelled. Thankfully as summer arrived up north […]
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As of this weekend I’ve now been able to SUP in the Allegheny for five consecutive months. I’ve pretty much decided that the only soccer I’ll be doing in 2020 is outdoor with my electronic whistle due to Covid-19. Why would I want to blow a whistle in the middle of a global pandemic? After talking futsal this past weekend, I’m not really sure that I need to a winter of indoor soccer. Right before we went into lockdown and […]
Last night as scheduled our neighborly otters came out for dinner at sunset. Usually it’s really tough to get a shot at their full length, but the selection of food near shore must have been delightful. I’ve seen them on the paddleboard before, but usually once they see my paddle they do the deep dive so I can’t find them again. The time when the boats are in for the night and the sun begins to set is very tranquil […]
There are a few basic things all boaters should do before taking to the water. Wear a properly fitted personal flotation device that matches the user and use– (kayaks and SUP’s are different that ski vests.) Know you own physical abilities. Know your vessel and propulsion methods. Know what wildlife you may encounter. otters turtles big fish water snakes Know the body of water and any challenges. DAMS and Locks Incoming streams Wind patterns Shallow spots Current channel/channel location Water […]
If you don’t follow my Instagram, here’s the short version. Since the lockdowns began Crosby and I have been filling up the Gram with Covid-19 counts and dog walk pictures. Sometimes we reflect on where we’ve been and what we did when we could travel, but right now we are limited by the spread of Covid-19.
The best answer is on the state level. Our CDC has been regularly gutted the same way NOAA was earlier in this administration. The idea of selling the nations data to private parties to maximize private sector profit is a recurring theme. If you want to understand what’s going on you really need to look at each state. MAINE FLORIDA OKLAHOMA NORTH CAROLINA TEJAS COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Donate to Riley’sRiver Rats. Pittsburgh’s ALS Chapter still needs funds to support those fighting their battles with ALS and the research needed to hopefully defeat ALS. If you are a friend of us you know the story and know that this is near and dear to our family. I’ll take walkers, donations, personal stories and friendly pictures on this site for the team.
Before you go off the deep end with what the Minneapolis City Council is doing, understand that everybody is doing what they lawfully can do. If you’ve never been to Camden, it was a very interesting city back in the 2008 window. Whitney and I were basically whisked between parking and the concert venue and you could tell something was just broken. In retrospect, it sounds like Camden really tried to do a better job for their community. Here’s an […]