Jay Mitlo

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The Futility of Self Care

The Futility of Self Care

Yay! It's 2020! It's a new year and THIS year is going to be different. Somehow...it's going to be different. Granted, every month is a new month. Every week is a new week and every day a new day but somehow a new year...well, THAT'S the magic. That's what will enable...

Give Us a Shot

Give Us a Shot

Whenever I change the church sign I always have to pass the Rachel test. She is always worried that I might be offending someone. My kids are just about on the opposite side of things wanting me to push the envelope a little. The idea behind this sign was just a...

5 Years Since Trey…A List

5 Years Since Trey…A List

It's been 5 years (and one week) since Trey passed away. What do you do with that? Well, I'm making a list. Overall, we're good. All things considered...very good.Joe and Bella used to say that they have lived two lives, one with Trey and one since he passed away.Now...

Why Would You Post That?

Why Would You Post That?

The great calamity of the 2019 holiday season is upon us. No, it's not that the Christmas decorations were out too early. No, it's not that pumpkin spice is the best or worst thing to ever happen to sweet or savory. No, it's far too early to complain about people...

What You Should Have Done

It seems like it was just a year ago. My Penn Hills Lady Indian Volleyball team decided to not go to Connellsville for a match in response to their act of intimidation following their verbal racial attacks on our soccer players. Oh, that’s right, it was a year ago....

Loss

Loss

We were at the 8th annual UnWined event to benefit Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology division. I jokingly call it our annual opportunity to buy fancy clothes and be reminded that we lost a child to cancer. Truth be told it is our annual honor to represent...

A Summer List

A Summer List

It's been awhile since I've posted a list. It cracks me up how many people love these lists. So, here you go! The amount of food in my fridge on Monday's compared to Friday is hilarious.I cook a lot on weekends.I'm in a burger slump. Salt, pepper, garlic and grill. I...

What’s in a Memory?

What’s in a Memory?

I wrote an article about Trey's love for Kennywood 4 years ago. That article is here. It was viewed 22 thousand times on Facebook and countless times overall. Simply put, it was my heart for my son and appreciation for a place like Kennywood written down for all to...

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