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It’s A Wonderful Life In Indiana, PA

I have the good fortune of living in the town where iconic film star Jimmy Stewart, who played the lead role in the classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” was born, raised, and to which he often returned.  The … Continue reading

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NCAA Division II Basketball: IUP Contends For National Championship

Hey, just a shout-out for the men’s basketball team from my alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, led by one of the best point guards I’ve had the good fortune to see, senior Devante Chance, and a host of other … Continue reading

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Football Thoughts 9/22

I had written a couple of football-themed posts last week, but faced with finishing them up and posting them here, I just wasn’t feeling it. Perhaps it was because my beloved Steelers looked terrible over the first two weeks of … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Rumblings

I don’t have a particular topic in mind, and while it occurs to me that I could open up my links to news pages and scour the daily dose of mayhem, gloom, and marketing for the latest tragedy/outrage/scourge/feel-good moment of … Continue reading

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I’m Ready For Some Blogging; Yes, And Some Football

It’s been a beautiful week, in terms of weather. We’re at the tail end of a five days of lovely, warm weather–Summer’s last gasp, I suspect-=-a little warm, but blue skies and puffy clouds, regular but not incessant rains that … Continue reading

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Southpaw–My (hair)Brush with Celebrity

I worked the past week as an extra in a movie to be titled “Southpaw,” directed by Antwon Fuqua and, as I mentioned the other day, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forrest Whittaker, and 50 Cent.  Arriving on set last night was … Continue reading

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Hangin’ With Jake–Hope You’re Not Jealous

Apologies for being absent of late–please don’t take it personally.  I still love you, but I’ve been busy hanging out with Jake Gyllenhaal. Really. Sort of.  Wish I could say more, but I’m pledged to secrecy.

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Friday Morning Rock & Roll Idol: The Clarks

I went to college with these guys at IUP back in the days before the days of yore–back when my hair was brown and The Coney was a little bitty hole in the wall along Carpenter Avenue in Indiana, PA.  … Continue reading

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On Dan Snyder, The Redskins, Free Speech and Flag Desecration

Wow!  That’s a lot for one little article, eh?  A few weeks ago, I posted on my support of the effort to encourage Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins NFL football team, to change it’s name. A similar post … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Dan Snyder & The Redskins: Time To Rebrand

Not so many years  ago, the NCAA forced my Alma Mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania–located in the town of Indiana, PA–to abandon it’s historic nickname, mascot, and iconography as “The IUP Indians.”  A lot of folks were resentful at the … Continue reading

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