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Ah Fall!

October 29, 2021

I’ve come to realize that western Pennsylvania does not have perfect weather very often, which is why when a perfect night like last night offered itself up, I jumped on it. The sky was a moody navy blue with puffs of cottony clouds that let a few stars peek through. As I’ve mentioned at least a million times, fall is my favorite time — with temperatures in the…

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We’re Almost There…I’m Bringing the Farro

February 26, 2021

I’m coping with Covid and unemployment with exercise. Everyday I hike the local hills. I stop just before I get to the freeway overpass, then turn around and go back. I once walked under it just to prove I could do it, but I know the next time I do the mother of all earthquakes will strike and all they’ll find will be a little thigh fat. Ever…

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“Guilt is a Handy Tool” -the Chisel Bird, and Delicious Garlic Bread

May 1, 2020

Every morning a small, gray bird plants himself outside my bedroom window and starts a high pitched chirp, like an avian Paul Revere warning the British are coming. His ear-splintering chirps sound like a chisel hitting a brick or a stone. I call him the Chisel Bird. I lay in bed thinking, There’s Dad. He’s come back as a bird with a chirp so loud he can wake…