Baltimore Bikes

  Spotted these bicycle-shaped bike racks in Baltimore this weekend. They are pretty awesome.

Land-use adaptation

Zion National Park is one of those rare, and magical, geological spots.  When animals like the mammoth, giant sloth and camel died off because of climate change and overhunting 8,000 years ago, inhabitants were able to rely on the resources of the land and adapt their lifestyle, despite being in the desert. According to the…

Bike to Feed Families

Like to bike? Want to do some good? Check out this event benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, called Bike to Feed Families.  The event takes place at 10 a.m. Sat., May 11.  Riders will meet at the Pump House in Homestead, load up their bikes with donations, and ride 10 miles along the Great…

In the Pursuit of…Running for Boston, In Pittsburgh

  Kaitlyn Kacsuta had just nailed one of her best runs at the 2013 Boston Marathon and was preparing to celebrate. Then, the bombs went off. Kacsuta, a Bon Air native and third-year law student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, was deeply affected by the experience. So when she came home, she — like many…

On an island

Once a year my family would trek to the Eastern shore, and it would undoubtedly involve a day-trip to Assateague Island National Seashore. My parents equated it with wide swaths of generally unpopulated beach. I associated it with flies, angry ponies, and the time I fell in a swamp trying to reach a dollar bill….

Star struck

This comes by way of the Haleakala National Park Facebook page — a fantastic night-time photo by Mike Neal.

Cold drinks

Pioneer Liquors in the vicinity of Seward.   Pioneer Liquors in the vicinity of Seward.