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The Pittsburgh Symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony

Last Friday night, under the threat of snow and ice, D.J. and I drove Downtown to attend the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform Stravinsky’s The Firebird, along with a flute concerto by Jacques Ibert. I don’t know music. I know the names of instruments (most of them, most of the time), and I can recognize the...

Miss Migraine: My eyes are fine! (Mostly)

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on August 1, 2012, on my blog of the same name. Upon finding out I have chronic migraines, people almost always ask me, “Do you need glasses?” My answer has always been a...

#FridayReads: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

#FridayReads: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

I don’t read a ton of YA, but for whatever reason I found myself craving a good young adult novel at the beginning of the year. I’d seen all the buzz for The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, so I checked it out from my local library. Boy, what a ride. This book...

A rough start

A rough start

A few days after ringing in the new year, I came down with a cold. It started as a mild sinus infection, but has gotten worse and migrated down to my chest. On top of that, my German shepherd is having hip problems and has to be on rest for two weeks, which is driving...