Hurricane Irene Update: Attack of the Shadow Puppets

Just wanted to give y’all a quick update on how Hurricane Irene affected my area here in the lovely outskirts of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The governor is asking the President to declare several counties, including Lehigh County where I live, Federal Disaster areas, which means FEMA can move in to help us out.  Apparently, there isContinue reading “Hurricane Irene Update: Attack of the Shadow Puppets”

Photo Essay:: Inside Scranton, Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, I accompanied my friend, Shari, on a trip to her hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Scranton is not only the hometown of Vice President Joe Biden (until he moved to Delaware at the age of 10) but also the location of the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin from “The Office.”  A historic town, ScrantonContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Inside Scranton, Pennsylvania”

Photo Essay:: Here Comes the Sun

I’m one of those photographers who think sun glare in my photos is [generally] a good thing–at least in nature shots.  Since the sun seems to go into hiding during the gloomy winter months, I decided to capture it when it sneaked through the clouds.  All of these shots were taken in and around CentralContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Here Comes the Sun”

News:: Green River Ordinance Playing at Chameleon Club on Oct. 10

Rock is just tastier when it’s made down south. Just ask everyone that’s seen Green River Ordinance sizzle at each and every show that they’ve played this past year in support of their Virgin Records debut, Out Of My Hands. If you haven’t caught the pop rock phenomenon yet, you’ll have a chance to seeContinue reading “News:: Green River Ordinance Playing at Chameleon Club on Oct. 10”

The Economy Hits Home

Whenever my watch battery needs to be changed, I head to Richard’s Jewelers in downtown Emmaus.  I suspect that Richard has the best prices around, but even if he didn’t, I would go there anyway.  Not only do I like to support local businesses when I can, but I like Richard’s Jewelers  It’s a smallContinue reading “The Economy Hits Home”

Take 5 with Peasant

I fell in love with Off the Ground at first listen.  The  extraordinarily talented artist behind the album happens to be Damien DeRose better known by his moniker “Peasant”. Not only does Peasant hail from the great state of Pennsylvania, his song “Raise Today” was featured on the season premiere of one of my favoriteContinue reading “Take 5 with Peasant”

Stumping Around

This is a tree stump. By nature, it is “stumping” but it has no political affiliation. My friend just asked me how I felt about Donald Miller’s trip to Pennsylvania to stump for Obama.  I was tempted to say, “Who’s Donald Miller?”  Of course, the answer would be–the guy who wrote Blue Like Jazz.  SoContinue reading “Stumping Around”

Red, White, & Bruised

Right now I should be in one of two places–intently listening to John McCain discuss women’s issues at a Town Hall Meeting in Blue Bell, PA or screaming like a banshee for Sarah Palin at a rally in Scranton, PA.  However, I’m at home, still in my pj’s, pondering how to best tackle my to-doContinue reading “Red, White, & Bruised”

A Day at the McCain/Palin Rally

Yikes!  Has it really been a whole entire week since I blogged?  Wow, time sure does fly by when you’re insanely busy…and this past week I was insanely busy.  Besides my usual duties (which I’ve, uh, temporarily abandoned), musician Amy Courts crashed at my pad from Thursday until Tuesday morning while she was playing someContinue reading “A Day at the McCain/Palin Rally”

Stuffing McCain Across the Great Political Divide

Now that I’ve decided to support the McCain/Palin ticket, I’ve decided to make it official by slapping a “McCain 08” bumper sticker on my vehicle.  Plus, I spent two hours volunteering at my local McCain HQ.  I stuffed plastic bags with literature that will be distributed by a team going door-to-door.  My task felt aContinue reading “Stuffing McCain Across the Great Political Divide”