Next month in This Awful Awesome Life we’ll be taking a look at Independence Day. How do you make the most of the holiday? Enjoy those fireworks, but keep things safe for pets, children and people with special needs.
Graduation has come and gone. The big graduation ceremony is over and the party photos have been posted and shared. It’s time for mom and dad to loosen the reigns a little as the graduate transitions to college or the workforce. We’ll be sharing some pearls of wisdom about what happens after the caps get thrown in the air and reality sets in.
For parents with younger kids, we’ll have some ideas on keeping them happy, busy and safe this summer.
It’s July and the beach is calling. Will you answer? Perhaps you relate more to the mountains or an urban setting complete with fabulous restaurants and the theater. Is it possible to fit in a few weekend getaways without months of planning?
July 18 is National Hot Dog Day. What’s the perfect condiment for your hot dog? Who has the best hot dogs in Pittsburgh? How do other states and countries top their hot dogs?
Linda Cahill will have some amazing summer recipes from The Pampered Chef and Corey Flynn will help us make the most of our active summer. Gail Neustadt will help us plan for a greener summer and Orlando Bartro will entertain us with something brilliant.
Join us to find out where Terry Kish will raise a glass (or a fork) to toast summer, and we’ll have more from Jim O’Brien and some other guest contributors. Look for some surprises, colorful pictures and of course our July quiz and summer reading lists.
Answers to the June Quiz:
Book Titles Author & Country
The Captain’s Daughter Alexander Pushkin/Russia
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough/Australia
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett/Wales
The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck/United States
Redwall Brian Jacques/England
The Children Act Ian McEwan/England
Humboldt’s Gift Saul Bellow/Canada
Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy/England
Midnight’s Children Salmon Rushdie/India
The Lost Language of Cranes David Leavitt/U.S.A. (PGH, PA)
1984 George Orwell/British India
The Wonderings of Oisin & Other Poems William Butler Yeats/Ireland
Excellent Women Barbara Pym/England
Whose Body? Dorothy L. Sayers/U.K.
The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann/Germany
Parable of the Sower Octavia Butler/United States
Charming Billy Alice McDermott/United States
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak/United States
Sonnets of Dark Love Frederico Garcia Lorca/Spain
Sophie’s Choice William Styron/United States
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank/Germany
A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth/India
What I Lived for Joyce Carol Oates/United States
Howl and other Poems Allen Ginsberg/United States
Body of Evidence Patricia Cornwell/United States
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe/U.S.A.
The Village by the Sea Anita Desai/India
The Social Contract John J. Rousseau/Switzerland
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man James Weldon Johnson/U.S.A.
A Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brooks/U.S.A.