DONNING ANGEL WINGS: The overwhelming responsibilities of a do-gooder

As the holidays approach, I’m finding myself reveling in my good luck! My wallet is full enough, my family and I are healthy enough, the weather is holding, and peace seems to be vibrating through every bit of my world. Yes, there are the elections coming up, the horrible massacre that occurred here in Pittsburgh […]

THE ANGEL IN MY CLOSET

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you imagine that those who have passed can communicate with you? That the ones you loved so much can pop into your thoughts regularly to make you laugh, or cry, or remember that particular ingredient in the recipe you’re struggling with? I’ve got a few of those. Maybe they’re […]

ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A REAL PITTSBURGH PIRATES FAN

Among my earliest memories are hot afternoons, listening to Bob Prince call the Pittsburgh Pirate game over the old radio my dad would drag out onto the porch, tripping Mom repeatedly in the kitchen with the stretched-out cord. The crackling sound of Prince’s voice and the raspy-whisperish quality of KDKA AM made it all incredibly […]

KITCHEN WITCHES AND KITCHEN ANGELS

Who loves to cook? Oh lord, I absolutely LOVE cooking. Even when we plan a vacation, I make sure the kitchen in the house we rent is well appointed and ready for me to cook as many meals as my fellow vacationers will allow. I plan the menu months in advance. I bring the items […]