The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen #PhippsHoliday

The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen #PhippsHoliday

An unlikely pre-game activity warmed us up in all kinds of ways Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Led by our gallant host, we left the loud, brash world of football behind for a little while and took in the Phipps Winter Flower Show at the Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens. The contrast could not have been more profound. [...]

A Christmas Parade in Houdini’s town

A Christmas Parade in Houdini’s town

I watched the Appleton Christmas Parade march festively up College Avenue last night and I wondered what Harry Houdini must think of the little city he called home. Certainly, he must be impressed with the show -- friendly ballerinas, bundled babies, 19 marching bands, spirited nursing home residents zipping around in decorated wheel chairs, carolers, [...]