• Scranton School Board: To Run or Not to Run? Not to Run

    I’ve been desperately wanting to use the following clip to announce my School Board decision: Arnold handled it best. I apologize for  disappointing those who’ve encouraged me to run for the School Board.  It’s been heartening.  I know I can do the job.  What I can’t do is get there.  The campaign would be too […]

  • Thoughts on the Scranton School District’s New Educational Plan

    In Saturday’s Scranton Times, we learned that the Scranton School District is going to make some major changes to the educational structure of the district.  Nobody disputes that this is necessary, but, of course, most will dispute the best course of action. There’s been a rather intense feud between Dr. Alexis Kirijan, the Superintendent, and […]

  • Resigning from the Scranton City Democratic Committee

    A lot of people have asked why I didn’t share the recent Scranton Times article about my resignation from the Scranton City Democratic Committee.  The article spoke for itself, I felt, and I’m happy with my departure. But a lot of questions have been coming my way, so I thought I’d clear a few things […]

  • Scranton School Board: To Run or Not to Run?

    As the title implies, I’m considering a run for Scranton School Board.  After my runs in 2011 and 2013, I never thought I’d be in this place again.  Why?  Namely, my wife and now budding family.  Running takes a toll on a family, politics takes a toll.  That’s not something I’d care to put my […]

  • The Decline and Fall of the Scranton School District: An Update

    In the wake of my most recent post about the Decline and Fall of the Scranton School District, I’ve had a lot of private (and some public) responses to specific points I made.  The one I knew would be the most controversial– maintenance– sparked the majority.  I’ve had a continuous stream of people privately informing […]

  • The Scranton School District Is Doomed

    Forgive the length of my absence.  Life gets in the way.  Perspective does, too.  On the life front, I work on my home a lot, work a lot, and am prepping for the arrival of a little one.  On the perspective front, I realized that what I say doesn’t really matter or affect anything.  So […]

  • Trump: A Danger to Our Country

    When Hillary accused Trump of living in his own reality in the first debate, she echoed a thought I’ve long had.  It puts me in mind of what Stephen Colbert once said while roasting George W. Bush, “We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in ‘reality.’ And reality […]

  • Scranton Parking Authority: Saving the City One Garage at a Time

    The Parking Authority met last night and voted on a sale/lease agreement on city garages.  We voted unanimously in favor.  It’s a great deal for the city and it’s going to help dig us out of the deep hole we’re in. A summary: The SPA will sell the Electric City Garage (next to the movie theater […]

  • No, Hillary Isn’t the Nominee (But I’m Sure She Will Be)

    I’m simply not a fan of the media.  They have a lot of control over our perception of, well, everything.  So I saw the news today that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee.  In the era of Donald Trump, who can’t speak a word with more than two syllables without nearly popping a blood vessel, […]

  • The Daily Hag: Owing Money All Over Town

    At certain points throughout a campaign season, finance reports are due.  These exist so that voters and journalists can examine who is supporting a candidate.  They also give insight into a candidates priorities.  There is a penalty for getting these in late: $10 per day, capped at $250.  This is peanuts for a campaign raising tens of […]

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Scranton School Board: To Run or Not to Run? Not to Run

I’ve been desperately wanting to use the following clip to announce my School Board decision: Arnold handled it best. I apologize for  disappointing those who’ve encouraged me to run for...

Thoughts on the Scranton School District’s New Educational Plan

In Saturday’s Scranton Times, we learned that the Scranton School District is going to make some major changes to the educational structure of the district.  Nobody disputes that this is...

Resigning from the Scranton City Democratic Committee

A lot of people have asked why I didn’t share the recent Scranton Times article about my resignation from the Scranton City Democratic Committee.  The article spoke for itself, I...

Scranton School Board: To Run or Not to Run?

As the title implies, I’m considering a run for Scranton School Board.  After my runs in 2011 and 2013, I never thought I’d be in this place again.  Why?  Namely,...

The Decline and Fall of the Scranton School District: An Update

In the wake of my most recent post about the Decline and Fall of the Scranton School District, I’ve had a lot of private (and some public) responses to specific...

The Scranton School District Is Doomed

Forgive the length of my absence.  Life gets in the way.  Perspective does, too.  On the life front, I work on my home a lot, work a lot, and am...

Trump: A Danger to Our Country

When Hillary accused Trump of living in his own reality in the first debate, she echoed a thought I’ve long had.  It puts me in mind of what Stephen Colbert once...

Scranton Parking Authority: Saving the City One Garage at a Time

The Parking Authority met last night and voted on a sale/lease agreement on city garages.  We voted unanimously in favor.  It’s a great deal for the city and it’s going...

No, Hillary Isn’t the Nominee (But I’m Sure She Will Be)

I’m simply not a fan of the media.  They have a lot of control over our perception of, well, everything.  So I saw the news today that Hillary Clinton is...

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