THE LONELY COOL BEFORE DAWN

‘The lonely cool before dawn’ is of course a great, evocative line from one of the best songs ever written: Springsteen’s “Thunder Road”. It’s…

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Coverage in Delaware County News Network

Ridley Park resident pens book on Delaware County’s controversies They call it the Blue Route, and residents of the Philadelphia area have both loved…

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NORMAN ROCKWELL 2013

NORMAN ROCKWELL 2013

It was late on a glittering Sunday afternoon in early summer, and I was riding my bike around the town that I live in….

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NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS

NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS

The unmarked Air America cargo plane descended from cloud cover like an ungainly bird of prey, a seventy-five foot long silver Frisbee skimming the…

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A LONG WAY FROM WALTON’S MOUNTAIN

A LONG WAY FROM WALTON’S MOUNTAIN

When I was a kid one of my favorite TV shows was, peculiarly, The Waltons, the syrupy saga of a large, loving family struggling…

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MILE 59

I don’t cry very often, for better or worse. I never did, really, not even as a child. Maybe I didn’t see the point,…

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WILDWOOD BY THE SEA AND THE RIVER OF TIME

I was sitting on a bench on the Wildwood N.J. boardwalk, killing time with a brain-dead smart phone and a birch beer, waiting to…

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WILDWOOD

Greed, revenge, old hatreds and a million-dollar payday draw a disparate and dangerous cast of con artists, dreamers and sociopaths to the wild carnival…

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THE BLUE ROUTE

Pennsylvania, 1979. The costliest, most controversial highway project in state history becomes a magnet for protests, litigation, political corruption, bribery, blackmail…and murder. The lives,…

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THE BLUE ROUTE AND BEYOND

THE BLUE ROUTE AND BEYOND

Officially, it’s Interstate 476, the Mid-County Expressway. No one ever calls it that, though. They call it the Blue Route, and people in suburban…

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