Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What A Surprise: The Box Isn’t So Locked

March 28, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

When I returned to blogging a few weeks ago, I promised myself that I was going to avoid local Allentown politics as much as possible. A lot of Perspectives’ readers are not Allentonians.  And the truth is, I’m frustrated beyond words with Allentown’s slide in to the abyss and the inability of anyone in a […]

A Step Back From The Cliff

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

A lot of Americans are upset about the passage of the Healthcare Reform Bill. Depending on what poll you read, somewhere between 30 and 50% of the country’s citizens don’t approve of these changes. Rumors about what is and is not in the Bill are flying around like flies at a picnic, and rumors weren’t […]

The Mighty Oak Has Fallen….Acorn Closes It’s Doors

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Women

Lots going on in Varkonyland right now so will be brief, but I just had to post about the demise of Acorn. Every once in a while, the bad guys get caught in their own web. And although I do not approve of the entrapment that was used to bring Acorn down, I’m glad they […]

An Uncertain Future…Healthcare Reform

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

Well, it’s happened, the Healthcare Reform Bill is passed. It certainly isn’t anything I would have voted for if a member of Congress, but it’s going to be the law of the land. Now all we can do is hope for the best. On a personal basis what I hope for is that this knot […]

State’s Rights Showdown

March 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

Since reentering the blogosphere I have consciously avoided highly controversial subjects, especially those involving national politics, preferring instead to focus time and energy on my work and my causes…areas where I can impact my own life or the lives of others rather than be frustrated over something I can’t control. As a writer and observer […]

American Justice

March 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News

There are many things about America that I love, but none more so than our “trial by a jury of your peers” and verdicts that must surpass a “reasonable doubt”. Yes, there have been some terrible and very public miscarriages within that system, like the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. But by and large, most juries […]

In Memoriam: Brian Mickley

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News

One of Allentown’s most devoted native sons has left us. Brian Mickley was a rare breed in so many ways: A true Allentonian…born, raised, educated, married, employed, in the city he loved.  And when Brian was committed, he stuck. That level of character is something you don’t see much of these days. Brian married his […]

One Evening…Many Stories

March 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, Politics, Women

On Wednesday, March 31, in a little over two weeks, a very special event will take place here in the Lehigh Valley. It’s not a glamorous society outing, although there will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, it doesn’t cost very much money to attend, and what cost there is is a tax deductible contribution to […]

The Women of the Greatest Generation: WASPS Honored

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

What a relief to read the story about the Women Air Service Pilots of World War II being honored in Washington with Congressional Gold Medals: Long overdue, but better late than never. After the insanity and betrayal of the past 24 hours involving “Jihad Jane”, the lives well lived of Lillian Yonally, and her fellow […]

You Couldn’t Make This Up: Jihad Jane…in Pennsburg

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Women

All writers have vivid imaginations, even us non-fiction types have the ability to spin a pretty good yarn, it’s part of the job. But the most intricate Tom Clancy or Stephen King plot might sound implausible if it revolved around a middle-aged American woman in a small, rural Pennsylvania town, who turned into an international […]

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