First, let me say that I have been away from the burgh for the last 11 days, and it is SOOOO good to be home. Just as I pulled in through the Liberty Tubes and turned down McCardle, fireworks erupted from the Allegheny and exploded just above the skyline. I’m generally not one to have his breath taken, but I was overwhelmed. You see, I am currently wrestling with the possibility of leaving Pittsburgh for a few years to pursue an exciting and truly unique job opportunity down south. The little things like our love of fireworks and hiding a bad baseball team behind REO Speedwagon and a HUGE fireworks show are the things I’m going to miss.