Reading at Webster’s: The Omega Rite, The Fox, Open for Business, and Hume at the Melting Places

In January, I read from Heartwood at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe. Here are some videos that my publisher, Penny Eifrig, took. J. Harlan Ritchey’s art is at my feet in the videos. He drew the cover and internal art in Heartwood. “The Omega Rite” is the opening poem in the book, a sort of overture … More Reading at Webster’s: The Omega Rite, The Fox, Open for Business, and Hume at the Melting Places

(In)Justice Scalia

I think that I’m probably saying something along the lines many of you are about Justice Scalia. My condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones. But I decidedly do not thank him for his service to regressive action on so many things. He was a true detriment to equality, to parity of power, to … More (In)Justice Scalia

Our water doesn’t have a lead issue

I work as the Ferguson Township representative to the Public Services and Environment committee for the Centre Region Council of Governments. Recent worry about lead in water worried some of our residents so we talked about it in committee and had a presentation from a State College Borough Water Authority representative. The punchline: We don’t … More Our water doesn’t have a lead issue