Tuesday, October 04, 2011

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Manic Frustration

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site:

At NEPA Blogs, we locate blogs in a variety of ways. Some blogs are submitted to us through email (nepablogs@gmail.com) or through our Facebook group. Some we find by actively looking for sites that mention places in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And some have been found when co-administrator and social media maven Michelle Davies took a closer look at our Twitter followers and found out that some of them, in fact, had blogs!

Dale Wilsey, Jr. falls into this last category. His blog is our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week, and is called Manic Frustration (http://manic-frustration.blogspot.com/). It would perhaps be overly simplistic to call Dale a "blogger"; he is, in fact, a writer, photographer, and documentarian who blogs.  But at the same time, he is also a full-fledged blogger. Based out of Tunkhannock, a beautiful city along the Susquehanna River in the northern reaches of Northeastern Pennsylvania, he has blogged extensively about the effects of the recent historical floods in Tunkhannock here, here, and here. But his blog also falls into the broad category of "life blogs," those meandering, unfocused blogs that serve as a means of expression for any and all of a blogger's thoughts, whenever they may arise. Life blogs to me represent blogging in its purest form, resembling the works of eighteenth-century diarists and journal-writers who captured so much of the history of their times through their own personal reflections and observations.

As I mentioned earlier, Dale is also a photographer, and an exhibition of his photography will be displayed Friday, October 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the fourth floor of Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center as part of Scranton's First Friday celebrations, to benefit Tunkhannock's Dietrich Theater / Wyoming County Cultural Center, which was damaged in the flooding. You can read more about the show on Dale's blog here, and can read even more in this excellent review with Electric City / the570.com here.

You can read more about Dale Wilsey, Jr. and Manic Frustration here.  Be sure to check out his blog, and visit the exhibition of his work on Friday to benefit a good cause!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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