Fight part 2

It appears I posted a little early, details of the fight were still shaking out… Rather then be the 5th person to recount the same news stories, I’ll point you to the other blogs and their tales of heroes and demons, men and boys (and other things, as the mayor’s…

FIGHT!

I’m not going to try rehash the whole argument here, but here’s the 10 second time line as I understand it: City Council was set to review a proposal to limit the number of “take home” vehicles available for city officials from 59 to 29, as dictated by the Act…

Pittsburgh's Problems According to Jim

So, it took a couple days for it to trickle through the blogosphere to me, but I have now read and pondered, Jim Marczak’s Opinion 250. I work in IT and can tell you for sure that there’s a lot of room for competent foreigners in the industry (and probably…

In Case You Didn't Notice…

Touchdown!!! I’m not normally a hockey fan until the playoffs start (literally better then half the teams make the playoffs, so why bother with a regular season?). This year is an exception though, the Pens are not just good, they’re fun to watch. Seriously, even if your not a sports…

Frickin Cool

So far so good on the no newspapers thing. Though I did sneak a glance at the post-gazette yesterday and noticed this interesting piece about just how screwed up politics are in my native Mt. Lebo. The hunt for better news and information through blogs registered one HUGE victory that…

Blogs Only

Lately I’ve been coming across more and more good blogs, particularly in Pittsburgh (which is what I care about most). With this in mind, I’m going to take a brave step. I’m going to give up newspapers for a few weeks and see how well I can survive on blogs…

Pittsburgh – The Story of an American City

I just found this book, though I’m sure more avid readers have been aware of it for a long time. There are several well thought out historical essays including one by David L. Lawrence himself. Additionally, there are a ton of really interesting pictures. Some of my favorite pictures… Page…

I'm back…

The last several times I started blogging, I was trying too hard. I had a grandiose vision of being this voice for improving Pittsburgh and for social and economic justice here. As it turns out, There is no need for that… Pittsburgh is blessed with some very skilled bloggers and…

Like Dial Up, But Slower

I promise to get back to the city council and SOON, but since my internet connection at the Philadelphia Airport Shack (Hilton) is so slow I would have been better off sending my Grandmother walking down the turnpike for my Post-Gazette, research was out of the question. In the mean…

Profile: Darlene Harris

So in profiling the city council representatives I decided to simply go in order. That means District 1’s Darlene Harris is up first. What an interesting lead off hitter she is too. I did a lot of scouring the Internet looking for stories about her that I could post that…