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Namegate - Tuesday, July 16th 2013 5:56 PM
As I commented on a co-worker's Facebook page, I am obsessed with what some observers have taken to calling "Namegate."I refer, of course, to the topic of my very lengthy...
Fun in the Forest - Sunday, February 3rd 2013 5:33 PM
Last night, a friend and I ventured to Bloomsburg to see the BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE'S production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It."I almost didn't go. "As You Like...
I Doubled Down - and Lost - Saturday, January 19th 2013 9:41 PM
Since no money - real or imagined - was wagered, I don't know if an incorrect guess at the Word of the Year can really count as a loss. But, it is a real disappointment because...
Ambition Gone Awry? - Saturday, December 29th 2012 10:11 AM
I've taken a break from my regular reading list of mystery/detective novels (don't worry. V is for Vengeance is next on my list) to read a work of non-fiction titled Sybil...
Doubling Down on the Word of the Year - Saturday, November 10th 2012 2:08 PM
2012 is quickly drawing to a close, so it won't be long until the AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY hosts its annual meeting. It's set for early January in Boston, and the highlight is...
Four More Years - and Six More Months - Wednesday, November 7th 2012 4:42 PM
The 2012 campaign has finally come to an end with President Barack Obama winning a hard-fought second term in the White House. The campaign seemed to last a really long time....
30 to 60 to Life - Saturday, October 13th 2012 12:36 PM
It's finally over - except that, technically, it's not. But, for all intents and purposes, it is over. Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to prison for his sex crimes against...
Point to Ponder - Sunday, October 7th 2012 12:38 PM
I found out through Facebook last night that Ray Koons had died. Who, you ask? Only one of the most respected and popular teachers to ever grace the halls of Lehighton Area High...
Bring Me Some Higher Ed - Saturday, September 22nd 2012 11:48 AM
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of representing my alma mater, JUNIATA COLLEGE, at the installation of WILKES UNIVERSITY's new president, DR. PATRICK LEAHY. I put on a...
Still Sandusky - Friday, September 21st 2012 7:38 PM
I'm still here! Longer than usual between posts, but I'm back.There has been some Sandusky news lately, so let's just get that out of the way, shall we?Earlier today, September...
Collateral Damage - Sunday, July 29th 2012 11:41 AM
So, I've been wanting to write my latest Sandusky/Penn State-related post for a while. But, stuff kept happening that would impact what I wrote. And, by "stuff," I mean the...
Sandusky: A Simple Case - Saturday, June 30th 2012 10:59 AM
Marcia Clark rose to fame by complicating the OJ Simpson case so much that when the jury heard the defense say, "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit," they did. But, she got...
How Much Longer Can This Go On? - Tuesday, June 12th 2012 5:25 PM
Two days into the start of testimony at Jerry Sandusky's trial and, from someone watching/reading coverage from home, things are not looking good for the defense. If the defense...
Running Out of Options - Friday, June 1st 2012 9:06 PM
In just four days from now, jury selection is scheduled to begin in Centre County at the trial of Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky faces more than 50 charges related to his alleged...
The Trial is Imminent - Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 8:18 PM
The judge handling the Jerry Sandusky case warned attorneys on both sides at a hearing a few weeks ago: "The trial is imminent." Prosecutors and attorneys for Sandusky were in...
In and Out - Wednesday, April 25th 2012 7:08 PM
Yesterday's primary election turned out to be a little more exciting than I thought. Sure, Rick Santorum took away some of the fun by dropping out of the race about two weeks...
Games People Play - Friday, April 6th 2012 10:27 PM
Yesterday, April 5, was a big news day. The leading GOP presidential contender, MITT ROMNEY, paid a visit to Wyoming County; the SWB YANKEES opened their season against the...
All Sandusky, All the Time - Friday, March 2nd 2012 9:21 PM
In the month or so since I last posted, there have been several developments in the child sex abuse case involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.The...
Too Much News! - Monday, January 30th 2012 8:13 PM
It's been about six weeks since my last entry, and I blame the news. There's been too much of it lately, and it doesn't seem likely to stop anytime soon.First, I should note...
Occupy This! - Sunday, December 18th 2011 2:40 PM
I feel like I'm a little behind schedule with this post, but time marches on, and on January 6, 2012, the fine members of the AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY will meet in Portland,...
Shut Up Already! - Tuesday, December 6th 2011 7:11 PM
Jerry Sandusky isn't doing himself any favors. Neither is his lawyer.Sandusky is the former Penn State defensive coordinator accused of sexually molesting young boys. The grand...
A Black Eye for the Blue and White - Monday, November 14th 2011 9:21 AM
First off, let me say that I am not a graduate of Penn State University. However, that doesn't mean that I'm not aware of what "Penn State" means.I grew up in eastern...
Catching Up - Sunday, November 13th 2011 7:35 PM
When last we spoke, the Phillies were finished, the Eagles were terrible and the Flyers were off to a good start. One month later, the team that sent the Phillies packing is the...
Sports Rap - Saturday, October 15th 2011 3:41 PM
It's a Saturday afternoon in mid-October and, right about now, I should be getting ready to watch the Phillies continue their post-season run. Except that they're not in the...
September Floods - Part II (or, ignorance is bliss) - Sunday, September 18th 2011 1:11 PM
A few more thoughts on the September floods, the ones caused by rain from Lee; the ones that brought flooding to communities all along the north branch and the west branch of...