Sunday, July 31, 2011


How bad have you got it?  Maybe the question is really, "Are you ready for the NASBUS?"

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bye-Bye, Borders

Can electronic reading devices really replace the tangible and tactile experience of reading traditional paper and print books?  What about the bookstore cafe experience which is a time and place to socialize and communicate about books, periodicals and ideas?  I think the city is losing something profound, and I can only hope that Barnes and Noble will one day step in and fill the intellectual void being left in Scranton with one of their own brick and mortar stores.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Borders Bowing Out

The Scranton Borders Store

It seems impossible, but when the Scranton Borders store closes its doors for good in the very near future, there will not be any full-sized, dedicated bookstore left in this city of 76,089 people.  People in search of the book-browsing and latte sipping experience will need to drive twenty minutes or so to neighboring Wilkes-Barre to visit a Barnes and Noble.  Truly, this will be a sad milestone of life in the Electric City in the twenty-first century.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


One fringe benefit to a recent rainstorm is this rainbow seen arcing over the Pocono Mountains.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Self Portrait in Boulder Field

This self-portrait was taken in Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park in the Pocono Mountains.  The boulders are a byproduct of a glacier from way back in the time of the cavemen when they wore mastodon fur coats rather than water-proof textile armored motorcycling jackets.

Saturday, July 9, 2011