I recently had the realization that I didn't like my body growing up, but more specifically that I didn't like it for a reason I didn't understand until now. It wasn't for being chubby, it wasn't for having dark hair instead of blonde or another banal difference we hold ourselves against when we're younger. I've never written… Continue reading Different/Can’t/Shouldn’t/Won’t

Giving Up “The Ghost”

I realize that of the people I've dated, I've been fortunate to have only had someone "ghost"on me on two instances. One of those times just happened. And while the pain was no less real this time as it was in the past, my reaction to it took me a bit by surprise in a… Continue reading Giving Up “The Ghost”


Maybe what you’re expecting from this is for me to list off Pittsburgh firsts or Pittsburgh bests. The sports championships and dynasties. The art museums. The talent. The evolution of an industrial city to a hipster-infused green-filled changeling. The great places to eat. Even that epic, award-winning accent. But to be frank, there’s a hell… Continue reading Pittsburgh