Rising Steelers Star William Gay, On Intimate Partner Violence


Here we go: Pittsburgh’s Going to the Superbowl. Thanks to William Gay.   His touchdown in the last game cinched a tense, drawn-out conflict.  The cornerback also tops the list of Rising Sports Stars to watch in February, 2011. When Mr. Gay  was eight years old, his stepfather murdered his mother.  Although his grief and … More Rising Steelers Star William Gay, On Intimate Partner Violence

Bikram in the Steel City, Day 75


The Strip, where my yoga studio is located, has been choked with people and cars since Christmas.  Now, just days before the Superbowl, it is jammed with CRAZED STEELER FANS.  Everywhere round, black-and-gold clad Black and White Pittsburghers move slowly along the sidewalks, perusing crowded tables of hats, gloves, socks, tee-shirts, sweatshirts, dog collars, pins, … More Bikram in the Steel City, Day 75

Feminist Discovers New Love for the Steelers


It has been hard for me to cheer for the Steelers ever since we found out that Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted two women, and that he wasn’t going to be prosecuted for the crimes.  But I’ve just found a reason to root for them with full-throated passion. No, not because they’re poised to win the Division Finals, … More Feminist Discovers New Love for the Steelers