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The Way I See It: Here's to figuring out what really matters in life

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 11:09 a.m.

I had several things I wanted to chat with you all about when I set out to write this week's column. Yet, I couldn't settle on any of them.

So, here are a few thoughts to ponder.

America's sport, Pittsburgh's team: Does it really matter where our Pirates wind up, or how them Stillers are doing this year? These players, hands down, have the best fans in the nation — probably in the world. And, let's face it, even if the Bucs don't make it all the way, they've given all of us a great ride this year, and another reason to dream in the Steel City.

Give me a break on ‘twerking': Enough, already! If I have to read one more story or hear one more comment about Miley Cyrus' outrageous (uh-hem) performance at the MTV awards, I just might scream louder than Robin Thicke's wife.

All I know is I'm grateful my own teenage daughter hasn't tried to replicate any of these moves.

In fact, I am blessed she doesn't even listen to today's drivel, opting instead to hone her guitar-playing skills listening to old-school Johnny Cash, The Allman Brothers, Grace Potter and Mumford & Sons.

Perspective on what's important: As all of you are reading this, I am lounging beachside with my best friend, my husband, and my love. And it got me to thinking — partly because my teen is going through all of the angst and drama they do right now — the best friends we make are those that come after high school.

And, because I'm celebrating 24 years of wedded bliss (99 percent of the time) while I'm there, I came to appreciate how it really is possible to find one's soul mate, and to fight through it all and stay married longer than a couple of years.

Thanks for indulging me. Next time, I'll stick to one subject.

Mya L. Koch is news editor of the Sewickley Herald. She can be reached at 412-324-1403 or

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