Dear World, We are all in this together. We are all on this one sweet world and no matter how many miles away we may be from from Sao Paulo, Tequisquiapan, Laguna Beach, Malaysia, Warsaw, Sicily or Wuhan we are all fighting this one coronavirus. Globally some of us still have very high Covid-19 infection rates. In first world countries we are still facing, over stressed hospitals, lockdowns, disconnected social networks, vaccine hesitancy, or lack of vaccine distribution. In third […]
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 […]
It’s Christmas 2020. One year after we first heard about the Covid-19 in Wuhan, the United States is clearly struggling to keep the health care system from collapsing due to the Covid-19 crush. Why did our CDC and government fail us? Why can’t they be transparent and craft a story that unites us to celebrate smarter. The fake news, not, NY Times has been my current go to on national hospital availability. If you think the PA shutdown is fake […]
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 […]
I know, I know, I know . . .a music video from the Squirrel Nut Zippers during this dark time is pretty dark, so let’s go back to when I went to see Squirrel Nut Zipper’s and realized it was before I met my concert-wife. I guess with all the news around Covid-19 forcing the United States of America to alter their Thanksgiving plans, it’s nice to look back on those moments when travel and concerts and in person gatherings […]
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 […]
Hey Bob- I was thinking about you even before we talked yesterday! I know somedays when we turn on Netflix and see what’s trending we wonder what’s going on with humanity, but yesterday I gave in to the trending and appreciated one of the documentaries. For those of you at home looking for things to watch with the family that can lead to a good discussion about our world, this one is definitely on the list. Let’s go back to […]
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
I know we rely on social and mass media to inform us, but somehow the warnings back in March to not repeat 1918 haven’t worked. I’ve been holding off on expressing this lately, but now is the time to tackle the running back with the ball, before more blood is shed: How we can unite to live in a world with COVID-19. Why we need to pay attention to the protests in Portland from a constitutional point of view. What […]
Coach K is one of the best college basketball coaches in the United States. Now that Pitt is in the ACC we get to see him more often now. This statement was pretty direct. I guess that should help with my stress over taking the field this fall due to Covid-19 and taking a knee during the anthem. As an adult and role model, its just as important to provide an example for the student athletes to be free to […]
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 […]
Reba and Crosby are very grateful dogs. They have a great house or maybe they should make it plural. They were happy with the river, Charleroi, A-wall, little Boston, Canal Winchester, Upper Arlington, Monongahela or Destin. As long as they had beds and belly rubs they were good to go, rolling with the punches in 2018. Something about the magical fibers emitted in the fur.
Some of you ask why one would go see the same band over and over and over again. The answer is, it’s never the same. Some nights the Stone is just the Stone. Other nights the energy is just so awesome. This is one example of awesome. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmm_02wgZo9/?utm_source=ig_web_share_sheet Sidenote thanks to RJ for the golf ball.
We were stage left strong. And Stefan was Stoked. After mechanical delays and a really early start we made the Raleigh show. After last nights great show with Everyday for an opener, Granny, the Stone, Crush, Rapunzel, Nancies, an energetic Sledgehammer, Ants and Grey St. We also had a crazy little group sitting around me let’s look back at the DMB map that I never sit down to complete. PA PIT Three Rivers and PNC Park BTown (Farm Aid) PHL […]