Author: <span class="vcard">Ben Butina</span>

“I like building things. I like making things. I liked making plates of food. I was a very happy dishwasher. You know, the plates went into the dishwasher dirty and…


“My stuff is my stuff. Sometimes it’s not as successful as some of the other stuff. But it’s my stuff.” – George Romero, 1940 – 2017



When I was first learning to meditate, I looked for a teacher. There weren’t many options in Pittsburgh back then, and the¬†Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center looked like one of the…


Today, 10,000 people retired. And, as they walked out those doors for the last time, they took their expertise with them. At 5:00 pm this afternoon, 400,000 years of hard-won…