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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, […]

Scranton’s Dirty Little Mind

November 12, 2020

¡Ay caramba! Putting out the Scranton welcome mat to small business owners of color is one thing. Pulling the rug out from under their American Dream is another. The affront is all the worse if city officials targeted one of an increasing number of people of Mexican descent in whose hands lies the future of […]

It’s Never Over

November 6, 2020

Seriously perplexed, Mikey Hoyle stood in the corner of the bar by the pool table. We won, right? Wilkes-Barre Mayor Spuds McAnus snapped like a moody red setter. Of course we won, said McAnus, who also served as Irish Guys social club president. Jesus, that’s a relief, said club vice president Hoyle. If Biden doesn’t […]

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