Between the Issues

Grand Prix Gala Benefits Autism Society and Merakey Allegheny Valley School

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix put the CAR in Carnegie on Saturday, July 13 as they held their Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

Earth Mother vs. Money

Abbott Sekaquaptewa and I were sitting precariously on the edge of a mesa, the dark desert spread out below us, the night sky overcast and black.

An Evening with the Hopi Tribal Council

The Hopi tribe is governed by an American-​style system of representative democracy more or less imposed on them by the Bureau of Indian Affairs back in 1936.

Urban Garden Party Raises More Than $225,000

Urban Garden Party: Solstice was held on Friday, June 21 at the Mattress Factory. The event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the theme was Solstice, and guests were transported to a mystical world, courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy.

Cuckoo for Clocks

The guts of a very cute, very small, and very colorful cuckoo clock with Swiss Miss vibes are splayed out on top of the Whirlpool washing machine next to a container of Gain detergent pods, a bottle of Clear Wood Finish Gloss and a Phillips head screwdriver.

The Hopi’s Last Hope

My new friend, Abbott Sekaquaptewa, had walked me through the history of the Hopi tribe, beginning with their birth as children of the Earth Mother up to about AD 500, when the Hopi had hired a fierce Apache tribe to protect them.

Their Patients Are Animals

It’s cold. Damp. Overcast and gray outside. Early on a Tuesday morning and the lions are roaring.

Abbott Sekaquaptewa: The Man Who Asked for Help

One day, innocently sitting at my desk and annoying no one, I opened a long letter from a guy named Abbott Sekaquaptewa, who seemed to be the Chairman of the Hopi Indian Tribe (as they were known in those days).

Nick Has Bikes and Jennie

The sidecar finally arrived from Canada. It was supposed to be here yesterday, then at 9 a.m. this morning. Then, there was something about it being stuck in customs in Cleveland, but the customer service rep up in Quebec promised that wasn’t true, although no one was sure because the…

Responsible Investing Without the Hype: The Conclusion

We’ll finish up our examination of some of the challenges associated with responsible investing by looking at a few random issues.

[15] Phosphorus

At school I volunteered to set the lab stockroom in order. Sealed in a navy lab coat I took inventory. Gathered for disposal crumbling samples, mystery solutions. Rewrote acid-​rotted labels. Re-​pickled a funnel-​web. Marvelled at copper’s rosy gleam. Dusted the jar of white phosphorus, a sullen chunk stored underwater. Like…

Gala Celebrates Museum Lab Opening

Inspired by the creation of Museum Lab, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s annual fundraising event entertained a sold-​out crowd of over 400 guests on Friday, June 7.

Philosophical Issues Bedeviling Responsible Investing

We’ve reviewed many potential pitfalls that bedevil responsible investing, but now let’s turn to some of the more philosophical issues in the space.

Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala Inspired by “Grease”

The 64th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala was held on June 1 at the Rivers Casino Event Center. The theme of the event, “Greased Lightnin’ — The Rydell High Prom” was inspired by “Grease,” Pittsburgh CLO’s first show of its summer season.

Traps Awaiting Unsuspecting RI Investors

Last week, we noted the tendency of the financial industry to take advantage of investors, including responsible investing (RI) investors. We also observed how this led to the epidemic of greenwashing: recharacterizing rather ordinary investments as RI investments. This week we’ll move beyond the greenwashing problem and look at other…
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