futbol @heinz field

image~34,000 showed up for the ac milan – manchester city guinness international champions cup game at steelers home turf , heinz field in pittsburgh / surprisingly large crowd! \ shows popularity of soccer especially among young people \ final score 1 – 5 man city / disappointing performance by the italians <but wonderful country!  i recently came back from italy >

the match set a record attendance for pittsburgh…


breaking news:  ac milan to hold practice at heinz field on wednesday, 7/30/14, free & open to the public!





illustration friday | golden


sunflower field in umbria | digitized crayon | 14 july 2015


rower for hire

highmark challenge jul 26highmark challenge | allegheny river | pittsburgh pa

today was the annual rowing scrimmage of three rivers rowing association’s corporate teams \ among the teams that competed were: alcoa, rand corporation, westinghouse, bayer, lesker, ppg, google, edmc, university of pittsburgh school of dentistry, upmc mercy and highmark / the distance is 750 meters which is about a 3-minute row for an 8+ crew

it is fun & interesting to row with people you’ve never rowed with & actually just meeting for the first time \you find out that teams do their stuff differently <such as the racing start sequence>  you have to be adept at adapting / but it’s a very friendly & not crazy competitive atmosphere \ the race ends with beer, burgers & hotdogs / it was a glorious perfect rowing morning! \ thank you, alcoa & rand, for having me in your teams today

another book about & by roald dahl


roald dahl’s going solo (1986) begins with his stint as an 18-year old with the shell company in east africa & ends with his experience as an raf pilot / and is the continuation of the story of boy (1984) \ this segment of dahl’s life is filled with excitement, danger & survival and adventure / and told in his inimitable way \ another great read!


beery good reason to visit berlin in 2016

stone berlin crowdfund i found out on twitter from my favorite brewer dogfish head that their collaborator stone brewery will open a production brewery & restaurant in berlin in late 2015 or early 2016! \ this will make stone the first american craft brewery to own & operate one in europe / such a venture would not be of these social times without a crowdfunding campaign / indeed, stone launched a crowd-participation campaign in indiegogo two days ago

with 26 days left, the goal is to raise $1MM, so far ~$64k  / i would have donated $50 which would get me a dogfish-stone-victory collaborative beer but redeeming it poses a problem <must be picked up at stone in the u.s. which means california or berlin> so i settled for a printed thank-you for a $20 donation \ good excuse to visit berlin in 2016 / and maybe combine it with a rowing tour of europe! yeah!

illustration friday | repeat

illustration friday repeat

musical sign to repeat a section of a piece | digitized colored pencil & ink