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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Butch and Sundance at the end of the road

Butch and Sundance at the end of the road

The first time I saw Butch Comegys, he was on his stomach in the middle of Spruce Street snapping shots of oncoming cars for a story about potholes. I walked into the newsroom and said, "Hey, there's some nut laying in the middle of the street with a camera. He's...

Rats in traps and snakes in the grass

Rats in traps and snakes in the grass

Did you hear about the big, fat sewer rat who got stuck in a manhole cover? It seemed like everyone was talking about it this morning as Michael Cohen scurried up Capitol Hill to rat out his former boss. On Sunday, a rat in the small burg of Bensheim, Germany, got...

All the world’s a stage

All the world’s a stage

Hey kids, short blog today. Working on Wednesday's column, which is rooted in Monday night's meeting of the Scranton School Board. Times-Tribune Education Reporter Sarah Hofius Hall and I were there, just like old times. Too much like old times. The board appointed...

UPDATED: Back in the saddle again

UPDATED: Back in the saddle again

UPDATE: Gopal Patel has left the building. Times-Tribune Education Reporter Sarah Hofius Hall breaks the news here. Tonight's meeting just got even more interesting "Im' back in the saddle again/ Out where a friend is a friend..." -- Gene Autry Words are my trade, but...

No Jussie, no peace!

No Jussie, no peace!

Turns out Jussie Smollett is a victim. He is also a victimizer, of himself and every honest victim of racial and sexual bigotry and violence. In a bizarre attempt to increase his astronomical salary, the "Empire" actor staged an assault on himself. Smollett, who is...

On wintry mixes and self-snow jobs

On wintry mixes and self-snow jobs

There are no snow days in journalism. Or in most jobs. Telecommuting has never been easier or more in vogue, but most of us still have to slip, slide and shuffle our way to work when the weather says stay home. Unless you're a teacher or a government employee, work...

Viking invades Old Forge, shacks up with Blue Devil

Viking invades Old Forge, shacks up with Blue Devil

So we moved to Old Forge. Chrissy and I found a lovely little house in a lovely little neighborhood with lovely neighbors who say things like: "Welcome! You're a Blue Devil now!" I received this greeting many times as I explored our new town. When I told Chrissy, she...

Bubbles are the new confetti

Bubbles are the new confetti

The Ego has landed. After more than a month that seemed like a year, I returned to the Times-Tribune newsroom this morning. There was no ticker-tape parade, red carpet or cake with my portrait painted in fondant, but the bubbles were a nice touch. Borys Krawczeniuk,...

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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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