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Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 3

December 21, 2020

No doubt about it, your honor, I am guilty as charged. Former Scranton Mayor Harry Davies bowed his head and closed his eyes as if in deep, powerful prayer. U.S. District Court Judge James “Big Jimmy” Flynn scowled. You understand I will take your recent cooperation with the FBI into consideration, the judge said. Yes, […]

Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 2

December 18, 2020

Here’s the deal, man, said Timmy Kelly. Gino looked up from lacing his black high top Converse sneakers, having trouble reaching the laces over the bulging expanse of his belly that heaved from the minor exertion. You sound like Joe Biden, he said. Timmy Kelly did a jaunty Irish jig. Exactly, he said. Gino grinned […]

Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 1

December 14, 2020

Retired Scranton High School chemistry teacher Casey Weatherhogg rooted for the revolution. Burn it down, start all over again. But the revolution never arrived. Filling out his mail-in ballot on Election Day, Casey hoped for the best, voting for Scranton native son Joe Biden. Actually, he voted for Kamala Harris, a strong West Coast woman […]

Scranton Lives Matter!

December 12, 2020

Say hello to 75-year-old Casey Weatherhogg. A retired Scranton High School chemistry teacher and 1967 University of California at Berkeley graduate, Casey once followed the Grateful Dead. Now he follows Joe Biden into the White House as “The Power,” as writer Tom Wolfe called it, bears down on  Scranton, the birthplace and childhood home of […]

Genesis That Offends

November 27, 2020

My novels and short stories shove readers’ brains deep into the messy word world of cultural chaos and raw violence. But, in most media interviews about Paddy’s Day in Trump Town, my most recent novel, I’ve focused on partisan politics and the distorted way too many people live in Northeastern Pennsylvania hard coal country. And, […]

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