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Primary Colors - Wednesday, May 20th 2009 3:50 PM
Primary 2009 has come and gone and, as with any election, there were a few surprises (at least from my perspective, skewed and/or uninformed as it may be). Let's start in...
Election Preview - Saturday, May 9th 2009 6:25 PM
I'm back!  Now that my classes at LCCC are almost over, I finally had some time to work on my Web site and update the POLITICS page. The primary is only 10 days away, so...
I'm Still Here - Saturday, April 18th 2009 12:36 AM
Wow.  I know I've been kind of lame of late, but it's been about two weeks since I posted anything.  I even missed a music video weekend.  Shame on me. My excuse...
Ghost Town Candy - Saturday, April 4th 2009 9:12 AM
Lately, when I tune into one of my FAVORITE radio stations, I hear a song called "Ghost Town" by Shiny Toy Guns. I like it. Embedding on the OFFICIAL music video is disabled,...
Smokin' in the Boys' Room - Saturday, March 28th 2009 11:01 PM
One of the things that has struck me about the so-called "Cash for Kids" scandal is just how minor some of the offenses were that landed these kids in detention. I'm not saying...
Kids for Cash? - Saturday, March 28th 2009 6:55 PM
As I have noted before on this blog, when Northeast PA makes national news, it's almost never for something positive. A couple years ago, we - well, Pennsylvania - made the LEAD...
Memories of the '70s - Sunday, March 22nd 2009 12:36 PM
These first couple days of spring haven't been exactly warm, but they've been sunny, which has me thinking about the John Denver classic "Sunshine on My Shoulders." And,...
Well, Whaddaya Know? - Monday, March 16th 2009 3:15 PM
The other night, Final Jeopardy! managed to divert the attention of some of my co-workers. The answer, as given by Alex, was something along the lines of, "This 1928 work...
Holding Back the Years - Saturday, March 14th 2009 4:46 PM
Just got finished watching the third and fourth quarters of the movie LOVE AND BASKETBALL. Great flick with a great soundtrack.  It features ANGIE STONE doing a version of...
Turning the Corner - Saturday, March 7th 2009 10:43 AM
We may still be mired in the throes of this economic slump, downturn, recession, depression.  But, at least the weather is finally warming up.  The sun is out, temps...
Say Good-bye, Adam - Saturday, February 28th 2009 7:58 PM
Wow.  How did I miss this one?  I know I was off work this past week, but still...  When the Phillies FINALLY kick Adam Eaton to the curb, I want to know ASAP....
Winter into Spring - Saturday, February 28th 2009 7:32 PM
March 1st is not the official start of spring, but it is the start of what meteorologists consider "meteorological spring."  Hey, after the cold, cold winter we've had,...
Maybe It's the Yoga - Tuesday, February 24th 2009 7:41 PM
Here it is less than 48 hours from a mid-term, my 401K is in the crapper, and the county where I live is making NATIONAL HEADLINES for all the wrong...
This Seems Appropriate - Saturday, February 21st 2009 3:25 PM
What with all the stimulus money and the help for homeowners and not much of it coming my way, I need someone to tell me how to be a millionaire (or a billionaire. Or a...
A Night at the Theatre - Monday, February 16th 2009 10:46 AM
Sunday night I did my part to stimulate the economy.  I went to the theatre.  Well, the tickets were free, but I did go out for dinner beforehand, so I think that...
My Sixties Valentine - Saturday, February 14th 2009 1:25 PM
Random Thoughts - Saturday, February 14th 2009 12:53 PM
Please forgive me for I have sinned.  It has been one week since I updated this blog.  My excuses are no good, so I won't even bother.  Please accept this list of...
Can I Bum a Smoke? - Sunday, February 8th 2009 1:52 PM
Last night, I took a break from homework and turned on the TV.  The most interesting thing I could find was the 1981 flick BODY HEAT, starring William Hurt, Kathleen...
Ten Years Back - Saturday, February 7th 2009 11:36 AM
I heard this song once or twice on the radio this week.  It came out in 1999.  I liked it then, and I like it now.  So, here you go.
A Taxing Situation - Wednesday, February 4th 2009 10:32 AM
Questions, questions, questions.  Sooooo many questions I have about how three of the people the president wants to be on his team could have tax issues.  One guy...
What's So Super About Sunday? - Saturday, January 31st 2009 1:12 AM
I hear there's a pretty big football game on Sunday.  Unfortunately, my team - the Philadelphia Eagles - isn't playing in it.  Consequently, I am left with a choice...
Digital Delay? - Wednesday, January 28th 2009 11:56 AM
I have a few minutes before my financial advisor calls with an update on my shrinking 401K.  So, here are a few thoughts on what seems as though will be a delay in the...
Say Good-bye, George - Saturday, January 24th 2009 12:13 AM
We don't have George Bush to kick around anymore.  But, I'm going to take this opportunity to get in one last kick anyway.
Carried Away? - Friday, January 23rd 2009 11:09 AM
After watching part of Tuesday's inauguration, it's clear that there is an outpouring of hope for President Obama.  Expectations are high, and he's still being treated like...
Time to Go - Tuesday, January 20th 2009 12:23 AM
It took eight long years, but the disaster that is/was the Bush administration is finally leaving.  But, not under their own power.  Did you see THIS?  Cheney...