I grew up in Pittsburgh's old Hill District. Back when it wasn't a collection of vacant lots being bought up by the University of Pittsburgh. Back when it was a place that many feared, but I knew to be a vibrant, embracing place that I called home.
While I've lived in Maryland the last 30 years, built a career, sustained a marriage and raised three kids, Pittsburgh will always be home. It's the place where my priority stack was first created: there is my God; there are my family and friends; and there is everything else.
And it hasn't changed.