Recent Chris Kelly columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Who am I to blow against the wind?” — from “I Know What I Know,” by Paul Simon I was 28 when I first lumbered into the Times-Tribune newsroom. I had hair down to my waist and shaved only when the itch got angry. My idea of professional dress was an Army field jacket, threadbare jeans and oxblood Dr. Martens boots. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A My life as a journalist began with maternity leave. Times-Tribune Lifestyles Editor Faith Golay was the North Pocono correspondent and cartoonishly pregnant. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Night in Scranton. The city has weathered decades of decline, decaying into a gray hulk the rain hates to bathe. Generations of irresponsible government and suicidal spending have resulted in bankruptcy. Most businesses have fled. (read more)
The search for Acting Mayor Bill Courtright ended Wednesday, when the headlines finally forced him to return multiple calls from The Times-Tribune. Turns out he wasn’t missing, just busy working on a top-secret plan to save the city from objective reality, which has a nasty anti-Scranton bias. (read more)

Loading
Loading Viddler Videos