Not a Lot of News

Not a Lot of News

As the world holds its breath to see how Wall Street will respond to its first net UP week in quite a while, I have little to report and even less time to do it. I read the post-gazette and the burghosphere this morning and it seems that no one has much to discuss. So I’ll offer a few personal insights.

  • Pittsburgh is a city of secret little charms. I spent an hour or two last night sitting on the dock on the Southside trail looking at the city and the stars (all 7 that you can see from downtown) and snuggling up to my girlfriend. It is a night I will not soon forget. While NYC and other cities certainly have their charms, I think Pittsburgh has more secretly charming places per square mile then anywhere in the world.
  • Football fandom is not one of our “secret” charms and yesterday we made it clear. Approximately 9,000 (or 10%) of the crowd in Cincinnati were Steelers fans cheering their team to yet another victory. I follow Penn State and the Steelers and so far I’m 13-1 with both teams looking like title contenders. There’s a lot to cheer about.
  • One thing I’m not cheering about is the fact that this is my last day in my beloved city for a little while. I first announced well over a month ago that I was likely going to be accepting a position down South, but tomorrow is the day I’m actually moving. My feelings could not be more mixed, I am excited about the opportunity but I will dearly miss my girlfriend, my brother, my mother, my father, my friends and my city.