Friday Photo: The color of a Christmas play

When I think about celebrating Christmas, I think of wrapping gifts while streaming radio, baking peanut butter blossoms with my sister, and attending school plays like this one, built on homemade crafts, glitter, Elmer’s glue, and construction paper. Advertisements

Friday Photo: Garland in the rain, Pittsburgh

A rainy day, a bare street, and silver water dripping from the tips of the garlands as the Strip District fades into dusk. I expected this sight to be somber, not festive, but somehow, I sensed the holiday more clearly here than I have anywhere else in Pittsburgh to date — the deep gray of…

Friday Photo: Christmas iCaroling

It’s two days after Christmas, the day that my extended Grove family gets together to exchange gifts wrapped in glittery paper and eat homemade ice cream cake off my grandmother’s Lenox china.  We’ve just finished our traditional supper of potato roll sandwiches, seven-layer salad, Kay & Ray’s potato chips, and homemade Chex mix served buffet-style,…