New York wasn’t new to me — I was born upstate and spent my early life there — but it took me decades to ever make it to New York City. 211 more words
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In another post, I acknowledged my obsession with the state of Maine. My ownership of this mug was born out of that obsession.
The internet was still catching on in the late ’90s, and I was using lunch time at work to walk, eat, and look up Maine-y things on the web. 88 more words
Just southwest of Pittsburgh, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, is my favorite amusement park. Kennywood used to bill itself as “Around the corner and out of this world.” Every year when I was in high school, our marching band spent a day here at the end of our camp week — friends and I would sing the commercial on the bus as we traveled there, rattling off the names of many of the rides as we did (to the annoyance of probably more than a few people). 153 more words