Art and architecture in Pittsburgh

Jeff and I spent Memorial Day weekend sans kids in Pittsburgh. We decided that since east-bound beach traffic would be heavy, heading west was a good idea, and Pittsburgh is only about four hours from DC. So off we drove, in the stunned silence of burned-out parents of small children, into the real world. Pittsburgh sits at … Continue reading Art and architecture in Pittsburgh

Poems for Memorial Day

As I did last Memorial Day, I'm posting excerpts from poems that especially speak to me today. I hope you enjoy these, and will share some of your favorites in the comments. 1) "It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers" by Margaret Atwood (full text here): ...Now I am grownup and literate, and I sit in my … Continue reading Poems for Memorial Day