Sunday, March 23, 2008

A local writer

Tales of a Hopemonger

I am currently working on a book of essays about my 2006 hike on the Appalachian Trail titled "The Path Ahead." I am an Independent Columnist for the Diamond City/ Electric City, which is a weekend entertainment paper and subsidiary of the Times Shamrock Corporation in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. I also write for the Woman's Papers, which is a bi-monthly publication. It is part of a national network of educational, informational and resourceful women’s publications. I freelance for the Philadelphia City Paper.

I had the pleasure of meeting Erin about a week ago and now look for her by-line in local media.


It's fitting on this Easter Sunday to list a site devoted to the Catholic Church.

The Rockin' Traddy

I attend an NO parish somewhere deep in the bowels of the Diocese of Scranton. I find myself waiting for the true Church to emerge from the shadows and dropkick Vatican II and people like Haugen/Haas into the fiery depths. And there will be much rejoicing.

More politics

Covering the Electric City we have Scranton-At-Large

Retired professional journalist Joe Talamini, tired of the managed press, began Scranton-at-Large as an alternative source of news for the Lackawanna-Luzerne County areas. Scranton-at-Large is designed to present a different perspective on news as viewed and read by readers around the area, including, but not limited to, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre communities.

The NEPALibWatch Blog The title tells you what it's about.

A reincarnation of Edmund Burke has appeared in our midst in the form of A Pennsylvania Burkean . He's been busy with his duties in Parliament but promises to update on a regular basis.

One man’s modest attempt to restore republican values to Pennsylvania, the nation at large, and the Republican Party.

The presidency stops here will be another short lived site covering the PA primary.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wilkes-Barre High Schools

New Blog: Wilkes-Barre High Schools

The current situation concerning the Wilkes-Barre city high schools, may also be a defining moment for the Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods. The idea of consolidating the city schools has been floated around for years, but in the near future it may happen. In my opinion this would be a major mistake and deal another blow to the already declining Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Two more sites about NEPA

By way of an e-mail sent to me:

From Crystal Club Soda to Gertrude Hawk Chocolate
From Crystal Club Soda to Gertrude Hawk Chocolate is a tongue-in-cheek look at current events in Scranton Pennsylvania. The site is updated daily, so check back often. If you have a question, comment or complaint, are interested in writing for From Crystal Club Soda to Gertrude Hawk Chocolate, or would like to share your pictures of the Electric City, please send an email to

By way of a comment on Gort's site, here is a bulletin board dedicated on:

NEPA Exposed
We have had it! The local politicians and people in authority in our area think they're above the law. They think they can shit in our face over and over again and we will just take it time and again. Let's give it right back to these immoral, ruthless aasholes and their cronies. We figured if we created an unlisted, private website where people could login under an alias, without fear of retribution, we could dig up some real dirt on these pigs. They will soon find out there is nobody they can trust.

(Errr, not so sure about that "unlisted" part anymore...)