Take a break from the strike gloom and doom for some happy news: Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th birthday today! See how the city is celebrating at imaginepittsburgh.com. Incorporated on this day in 1758 with an 'H' at the end, and we never gave it up.
Time to gush a little about my hometown. No matter where I go, people either have never heard of Pittsburgh (other than the Steelers, of course) or they have nothing but great things to say about it. In the past few months I have heard people here in Minnesota say that Pittsburgh was beautiful, full of culture, and home to world class technology, education, and healthcare. And no other city has that skyline that is always adored by sports announcers (in between stock footage of people making steel and Primanti sandwiches.)
Cheers to Pittsburgh!
P.S. Happy Birthday to this blog!