Memorial Day Thoughts – Part 2

                  My parents started, or at least I think it started with them, a practice of visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day and placing flowers on the graves of ancestors. I recall that my mother always was particular about the floral arrangements that would be used and she spent a lot of time thinking and […]

Memorial Day Thoughts – Part 1

              I was born in a small town in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania where Memorial Day meant that as a small child I would observe the annual Memorial Day Parade honoring veterans. The parade would include fire trucks from local volunteer fire companies, children from girl and boy scout troops, decorated bicycles, American Legion […]

Random thoughts on Pa’s gubernatorial campaign

                  There is no question for me that Tom Corbett should not be reelected in this race. He has decimated public education and refused Medicaid coverage for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Even more concerning is his apparent lack of empathy for people and his dubious choices for people to help him govern.  There […]