Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Are they back?: The Pittsburgh Steelers, wearing their throwback bumblebee uniforms, delivered a stinging 37-27 come-from-behind rebuke to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. And out of the now 4-6 Steelers' win comes this salient fact: Pittsburgh, now in second place in the AFC North (behind the Bengals), actually is back in the hunt for a wild card playoff berth. Up next, the Brownies in Cleveland. Can the Steelers mount one of the greatest comebacks of all time?
Frosted window panes ... : Yes, it's that time of year. Christmas decor is going up all around. There's Christmas music on the radio 24/7, the funny Christmas ads have started popping up on TV and, of course, your Trib is filled with more and more Christmas ads as well. And, in Pittsburgh, Light Up Night comes this Friday. It's the official start of Christmastime for merchants not just in the city but all over the region. The erstwhile Steel City will be a showcase of sparkles and good cheer. Ahhhh.
But do not forget ... : As you begin your shopping and your celebrating, in advance of giving thanks for your horn of plenty, please remember those less fortunate. Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for those in need. So, donate to the charity of your choice. And it might be a good idea to contact that special charity to ask if there's a particular need they are targeting this year and give accordingly. Every little bit helps and every little bit adds up to something very special.