In Search of the WOW

This past week, my brother, his brother-in-law, and I traveled to Tioga County to bike and hike what is commonly referred to as The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Avid cyclists, we rented a cabin a few miles outside of Wellsboro, where we had easy access to bike and hike the Pine Creek Rail Trail and east and west rims of the canyon located in Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, respectively. Continue reading “In Search of the WOW”

The Next Chapter

For the past four years I have been blessed to serve as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region, where I have had the privilege to work alongside a talented and dedicated group of staff and volunteers who remind me each and every day what it means to serve others. Continue reading “The Next Chapter”

2,400 Miles Later

Mile 0 – That’s where I was on January 1, resetting my exercise mileage clock and heading out for a brisk bike ride along the James River in Lynchburg while most were still snoozing off their booze from the night before. I end the year this evening sitting in Pennsylvania, a place I am once again happy to call home. The exercise clock today sits at 2,361 miles, good miles traveled by bike and foot. What a ride it has been. Continue reading “2,400 Miles Later”

Going Home

When I left Pittsburgh to embark on life’s journey back in 1995, the PA license plate on my car stated proudly, “You’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania.” A truer statement has never been spoken. For me, though, it should read, “I’ve got family and lots of friends in Pennsylvania.” Continue reading “Going Home”

Film is Cheap

“Film is cheap” is a phrase my old college photography professor, Grant Dinsmore, used quite often throughout the multiple photography classes I had with him during my undergraduate years. His point was simple; chances of nailing the shot on the first try are slim, so take as many exposures as possible while you have the chance. Continue reading “Film is Cheap”

Summer Vacation 2014 – Midlife Crisis Edition!

Last week was awesome – easily the best vacation I have ever taken. Instead of hitting the beach, visiting some theme park, or touring one of the many normal “vacation destinations” that tend to be particularly overpriced and overcrowded, my brother, Tom, and I decided to do something completely different. We opted to spend a week pedaling our bikes 346 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Summer Vacation 2014 – Midlife Crisis Edition!”