Taking a Break: See You in 2007!

I am taking a few days off from blogging. I will be away enjoying the last few days of 2006 with family and friends.

The end of the year is a time for reflection. Professionally, 2006 was an exciting year for me. I published numerous magazine articles and two books—Pittsburgh’s Immigrants (written in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh), and Slovak Pittsburgh—both with Arcadia Publishing. I also started this Blog! In addition, I participated in numerous book signings around Pittsburgh as part of “The Blue Collar Book Tour” formed with my fellow Arcadia authors, Dan Burns and Sandy Henry. We even appeared on TV in Pittsburgh in September on a live local morning show!

In addition to writing I was fortunate to be able to travel to new places to speak at
conferences and also for vacation. I went to Connecticut, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and
even Winnipeg, Canada!. I had a great time visiting with old friends and meeting new

I hope 2007 will be at least as good. I look forward to many more exciting opportunities!