After reading your post, a portion of the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA came to mind:
"You end up like a dog that's been beat too much till you spend half your life just covering up."
It's okay Chris. You don't have to cover up anymore. No one is taking cheap shots at Pittsburgh like they did during the past three decades. Accept the praise. Don't blame the city's ability to sidestep the Great Recession on old people living on Social Security. Get out of your bathrobe. Get dressed. Venture to the South Side, the Waterfront, Settler's Ridge, Bakery Square (where companies like Google are expanding into). You might find something to blog about other than your self-deprecating version of Pittsburgh's rebirth. Repeat after me, Chris: Eds and Meds... Eds and Meds...
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