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Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 5

December 28, 2020

Lake Scranton lured Casey Weatherhogg even when it rained. Now the weather changed. The water froze. Every morning back in August all you could see of Casey in the middle of the otherwise calm reservoir that provided drinking water to about 77,000 people was his bare behind, rising and falling like a hump-backed whale breezing […]

Scranton Lives Matter! Ch. 4

December 25, 2020

A crown of bullets trumps a crown of thorns any day. Earl Schmidt adjusted the fake gold tiara sitting snug on his head, gently touching the solid copper tips of bullets that encircled his noggin like cubic zirconia diamonds. Christ could have easily taken out those brutal Roman legionnaires if instead of a wreath of […]

Unmasking Bob Casey

December 24, 2020

Santa Claus is wearing a mask. So why does Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey risk infecting his own neighborhood despite his protestations to the contrary? Concerned for myself and others, as I always do before going out in public, I wore a black mask Wednesday as I headed out on my regular afternoon walk. At […]

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 […]

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