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Neglect Plagues Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport

August 3, 2021

On the very day Pennsylvania’s COVID cases screamed from 200-a-day to 1,000-a-day and the CDC issued desperate new masking guidelines to save lives, the director of the airport President Joe Biden flies into when he comes home to Scranton sent me a thank you note. Frankly, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Executive Director Carl Beardsley’s message is […]

The White House: A Short Story

July 24, 2021

You’d have thought bartender Mikey Hoyle hit the lottery when he asked the first drinker of the day the biggest question of his thus-far unsuccessful life. You see what Scranton City Council did the other night? Blinkers O’Malley looked up from reading the Times-Tribune obituaries to make sure he wasn’t in them. Passed a resolution […]

What’s That Spell? A Short Story

June 30, 2021

From a distance, Tracy looked like any other rural high school cheerleader resplendent in her long straight hair, colored knee socks, short pleated skirt, bright sweater and assorted rustic hometown wholesomeness. More and more in her daydreams, though, she fantasized about combat fatigues. With cammies on the brain, Tracy wanted to kill ’em all, let […]

I Am Wind

June 26, 2021

Killer sword-wielding Samurai no longer exist. Brutal unarmed combat rarely erupts, either. Most men and women rarely get physically attacked or fight in the streets, bars or elsewhere. Ego stalks humanity as the most feared enemy of our mortal development. Ego interferes with our better selves, threatening the existence of our planet. Nature, human and […]

Everybody Into the Pool! A Short Story

June 16, 2021

You will no longer be teaching at Good Vibrations Montessori School, Mr. Rosen. Because of what happened in class this morning, right? Because of what the children say you called “the aquarium lesson,” the principal said. The moral of the story works for zoos, too, Mr. Rosen said. Johnny is still recovering and waiting for […]

The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch