Tag Archives: Stuck in the Past

In Search of the Imaginary Middle

Those on the left have been making fun of those on the right since all those town hall meetings during the August 2009 congressional recess, when, as the Affordable Care Act and Death Panels were the big issue, it seemed … Continue reading

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Escaping Groundhog Day

Those of us who grew up in Pittsburgh in the fifties, and left for college and left Pittsburgh far behind in the mid-sixties, never got that Groundhog Day thing up in Punxsutawney. That was kind of an embarrassment – one … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Work Never Done

One way to bore a vital and enthusiastic young person to tears is to talk about the Good Old Days – or if they weren’t so good, the Old Days. No, no stories about how you had to walk five … Continue reading

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Make Mine a Cosmopolitan

Those of us out here who grew up in the fifties in Pittsburgh seldom think of going back – we all left for a reason. The world was elsewhere. One of the actors out here, who grew up in Pittsburg, … Continue reading

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