Author Archives: Jody

Open Letter to Senator Pat Toomey: Who Will Pay for NICU Babies?

March 8, 2017 Dear Senator Toomey, Usually I hand-write letters so you don’t think I’m copying and pasting from some source online, but I type faster than I write, and I’d like to tell you a personal story that’s very … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Air Quality, Better is Not Good

Nov 3 UPDATE: Read the article in the Post-Gazette here: Western Pennsylvania native helped spur council conversation on air quality   In the last year, I’ve gotten more involved with working toward better air quality in Pittsburgh. Today, I joined … Continue reading

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LowesHack: A Pretty Spinning Windmill

In early summer, I was obsessed with finding a pinwheel for the yard. Not a flimsy paper pinwheel, but a nice, sturdy steel one–but not one that looked overly old-timey country. Our aesthetic, after all, is more Mad Men than … Continue reading

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A filthy, filthy Mother’s Day weekend: Faking a retaining wall

A few weeks back, after the long slog of winter, spring burst upon us like she’d been waiting months to say hello. Which she had. This is the first spring in our new home, and surprises have abounded like bunnies … Continue reading

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Meeting a Childhood Icon

You get to a certain point in your life when you’ve lived in NYC and San Francisco and attended ComicCons, and you meet celebrities, and it’s pretty cool and all, but there’s a thing about meeting actors: they’re really not … Continue reading

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