The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

One was forced into reaching into the recent archives for today’s post, due to a recently suffered stomach bug which derailed a humble narrator. It was one of those fever and chills with vomit and diarrhea ones, which is ever so pleasant to live through but reminds one of the larger human experience. Saying all that, I don’t have anything new to show you in today’s post, so I looked around for a few shots which I don’t think have made it into other posts.

The one above is from a neighborhood called Polish Hill, here in Pittsburgh.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

McKeesport is a community due east of Pittsburgh, and that’s where I was when a CSX freight train suddenly appeared.

Right now, I’m really missing the cushion of images which I’d built in NYC. When I had ‘nothing,’ there was always a subway post or some yada yada about Sunnyside Yards that a narrative could be conjured out of, but that was then and this is now. I’m just getting started here in Pittsburgh, and my resources are thin.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I’m feeling a whole lot better at the time of this writing, what I’d describe as 50%. That’s a major improvement over the day before, which saw me regularly disappearing into the bedroom for three hour long naps during the daylight hours. I slept so much yesterday that my fingernails had visibly lengthened and needed a trim.

Back tomorrow with – probably- another archive post.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 13, 2023 at 11:30 am

Posted in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

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