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Blackballed by Biden?

February 24, 2021

Next time somebody tells you how important local journalism is to democracy I’d like you to think about my first and maybe last experience with President Joe Biden’s White House press team. In a Jan. 21 email I asked White House regional communication director Seth Schuster three simple questions.                 I wrote, “A recent story […]

Scranton Lives Matter! CH. 20

February 22, 2021

Deep in thought, Zerelda talked to herself all the way to the gun store to buy bullet belts for shotgun shells. The Bugaboo was already getting her down. Zerelda simply wanted peace and good government. She didn’t want to kill anybody anymore. Nobody’s fooling me, she said, especially nobody walking around wearing a penis. None […]

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 […]

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