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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from February 2010

VA to GA via Sweatman’s.

February 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Saturday morning, the 13th of February 2010, we head out of Wytheville on I-77 and I-81, and soon follow the signs for Charlotte.  The sun is out.  The snow piles at the side of the road are diminishing.  Bob wonders where we will finally see no more snow. In a bit of weather-weirdness, states across […]

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Southbound.

February 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Friday morning.  February 12 2010.  We pack up the WQED van with suitcases and our camera equipment, sound gear, blank tapes, release forms, and three carrot-cake cupcakes made by Jackie at the Katerbean Coffee Shop in Regent Square.  Pittsburgh still hasn’t recovered from the recent snows, but we gotta go. I think I have a […]

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Superlative stuff.

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

[NOTE:  OK.  I'm out of order.   The sequence of events is off.   We made this  trip to Ohio before we went to Philadelphia, but because the blog publishes in reverse order anyway, its a confused timeline.   It doesn't matter.  It's breakfast that matters.] So, we’re up really early on Friday morning, December 6, loading the van […]

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Carman’s unforgettable Country Kitchen in South Philly

February 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

It’s Saturday morning, January 30.  We start to load up the van around 7:30 a.m. in front of the Marriott Courtyard.  It’s still frigid outside.  I’m driving; Bob’s co-piloting.  We follow the simple Mapquest directions to 1301 South 11th Street in South Philly, not 10 minutes from the hotel. Carman’s Country Kitchen sits on the […]

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