Every day us kids would go to Pagnotti's drugstore. The corner of Green Ridge and Clay. We’d arrive for our 16 oz returnable Pepsi bottles and bags of …
My Mom died in 2017. I’ve been thinking of her lots lately. Something will trigger something which then triggers something else and I’m suddenly brough…
Today’s post is free to all. We do this sort of thing a few times a week, so if Trump is the kind of guy that you think is all kinds of neato, you migh…
Eddie Van Halen has been gone a year and a day. Here is what I wrote when the news came down… In 1979 I was in 8th grade. It's almost impossible to ima…
Facebook. A whistleblower came forward Sunday night on 60 Minutes to inform us of what we already knew. Not only that Facebook is a gangbang of lies an…
I remember the old Scranton Times newsroom. Accessible only via that manually cranked elevator that required a full-time worker. My Dad would sometimes…
High School. I got off easy. The metal detectors and bulletproof backpacks were still years away. The bullies still bullied and the jocks still jocked …
Columbine started it all. Even before 9/11......there was Columbine. It kick-started the fear that we still haven't been able to tamp down. It brought …
In 1981 15 year old Joseph Aulisio murdered 2 children, ages 4 and 8. They were neighbors of his. He used a 12 gauge shotgun at close range. He dumped …
Yet another day of driving, relentless rain. Pouring down for hours and hours upon ground already sick and tired from being sick and tired. It's a week…
The border. Just saying the two words can start an argument. We're a nation of immigrants who don't much like immigrants anymore. What happened to us? …
There’s always been a part of me that enjoys reading about baseball more than actually watching baseball. I’ve got stacks of baseball books. Everything…