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Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 19

February 19, 2021

Voted the Class of ’87’s most likely to succeed, best dancer and biggest bull-shitter respectively, Harry Davies, Gino Maraschino and Timmy Kelly loved high school where they pretty much did as they pleased. Easy living followed them into adulthood. Welsh, Italian, Irish and other Caucasian ethnic, working-class Scranton guys always knew somebody in a position […]

Walking the Ensnow Forever

February 18, 2021

Bright, dark or psychedelic, the enso Zen circle in Japanese art contains everything and nothing. With gray hair growing down my back and a scraggly goatee touching my chest when I lower my chin, I envision myself painting enso as a laughing bent old man sitting seiza in the frigid attic of my home until […]

Casey & Cartwright Scorn Women

February 17, 2021

Men who mistreat women must suffer legitimate consequences. Yet, white hot sexism shapes the molten core of Pennsylvania’s most powerful public service. Discrimination adds fuel to the misogynistic fire U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright light each time they discriminate against women. Since these two Democrats no longer respond to […]

Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 18

February 15, 2021

Jumping up from his table in the Polka Palace restaurant, the soft worn fringe on Casey Weatherhogg’s brown suede jacket fluttered like waves in a Ripple wine spill on a windy coastal California day. Pointing to the front window, he squawked. Look, look, he said, it’s a Polish falcon. The sparse lunch crowd looked out […]

Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 17

February 12, 2021

You lied to me, Zerelda said. The second-in-command of the bugaboo revolutionary movement held a hockey stick. I found this in your closet, she said. I was thinking about trying out for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Earl said. I found this, too. The photograph showed Earl standing among shards of glass with his back to a […]

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