Readuponit: Travel and voracious reading

Max Hartshorne, travel website editor, sharing some of the stuff I read, hear and see with you. Updated every day. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

A Long Goodbye in Pittsburgh

April 4, 2014

Tweet Most of the time we avoid thinking about death and funerals.  It’s a topic we’d rather not discuss, but as we get older, more and more deaths occur and have to face them.  This week I traveled a very long way in the car, about nine hours, for three days of grieving, celebrating, and [...]

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James V. Cunningham Sr: He Cared the Most About What Truly Matters

March 31, 2014

Tweet We are in Pittsburgh this week, not to write an article and meet the usual ‘interesting local people,’ but instead to say farewell to a distinguished member of the faculty at Pitt and a community leader named James V. Cunningham Sr who died at 91 on March 28. As I’ve gotten older I have [...]

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Saturday Mornings Bring Memories and Promise

March 29, 2014

Tweet Saturday mornings always feel different than any other morning of the week.  I have a recurring memory that flashes back to me often when I wake up on a sunny Saturday, it takes me back more than 35 years to my first apartment in North Amherst.  I have a gauzy image of myself sitting [...]

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Meeting Face to Face to Talk about Facebook Advertising Today

March 28, 2014

Tweet I”m up early this morning, heading for a rendezvous to meet a friend who will drive us both to Pittsfield. I haven’t been to this city in a long time, and today’s visit is to meet employees of Facebook who will present about how to use their gigantic service for local advertising. Facebook began [...]

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Tinaraiwen: From the Desert of Mali to Northampton

March 25, 2014

Tweet   From the desert of Northern Mali, the band Tinariwen combines spiritual music from their native Tuareg people. The Tuareg are famous nomads, living in harsh deserts and using everything in nature to survive. I first heard Tinariwen on Jim Neil’s Jukebox, an eclectic music show on Wednesday nights from 7-10 on WRSI. He [...]

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In the Thick of a Kitchen Renovation–Thinking about Countertops

March 21, 2014

Tweet We are in the thick of a kitchen renovation, and I am beginning to get excited about it, now that the plastic is down and we can see the big change we made by cutting a 4′ x 6′ hole in the wall between the kitchen and the living room. New England houses built [...]

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