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Leisure

U2 Taking a Page from Bastille’s Success?

Long time fan of U2. I do not agree with the bru-haha that U2 is now a punchline. No, they are not Nickelback. Nickelback did have 50 million sales worldwide (not too shabby!). But U2 has 22 Grammy Awards (more than any other band) – including six (!) for best album of the year, is […]

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Leisure Pittsburgh

Quitting Football is “a thing”

In the week before the 2014 NFL season kicked off, I noticed three different blogs of fairly high profile folks who state that they are quitting the NFL. Quitting football?!? Why, yes. And guess what? Most of it is not even because of the Ray Rice debacle. Jason Kotte is quitting the NFL. Steve Almond […]

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Exercise

A Bike Route in Pittsburgh

I am looking to get a bike-friendly path from the neighborhood of Morningside over to Oakland. Riding on Negley, Center, or Baum are off the table for me – they are too busy, fast, and aggressive. I would like a calmer route. Here are a few options I have come up with: Via Highland Ave […]

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Food

Pumpkin Spice Creme Cinnamon Oreos

Happy Fall! Pumpkin Spice Oreos are here http://t.co/s77kFtIMYp pic.twitter.com/9FwBi03bwg — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) September 9, 2014 It’s the holiday season. Come on guys, how many disgusting things can we cram into a cookie?

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Leisure

Come To My Party

This song gets me going everytime I hear it. What a great jam.

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Family

My Darling Wife

More beautiful than the day we met!

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Social

Pale Blue Dot

Just because this is good to listen to again now and then. Our little “mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.” Thanks, Carl Sagan.

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Technology

WordPress 4.0 Released

There is a new version of WordPress being released today – codename Benny. There will be great new features, such as enhanced visual browsing of the media and plugin libraries. Mostly, though, I was struck by a figure included in their launch post: there were 275 contributors to the release. Wow! WordPress is open source. […]