For the past 40 years, there have been three salient facts about Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial elections. Each elected governor has won the limit of two terms (Mark Schweiker served 20 months after Tom Ridge left to lead homeland security). The office has rotated every eight years between Republicans and Democrats. And three of the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
In the late 1990s, Teresa Heinz and others gazed at the new Alcoa headquarters and its North Shore neighbor, the new Lincoln Properties. Both occupied key riverfront spots. But compared with the standard-​setting Alcoa structure, the residential development looked like a Motel 6.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Riverlife and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
After turbulent flights, impenetrable storms and closed airports, I reached Tucson in the wee hours. I went to meet three college friends and our former professor for a weekend seminar in that city of cacti and mountains. Three things reminded me of college days: missing sleep, not finishing the reading and contemplating what…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
Do you have children?” a new acquaintance will ask, in a natural effort to prompt conversation. My grip tightens around my wine glass, and for an instant, I glance away.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Reflections on a life without children
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