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  • Essential.

    I vividly remember one of the last conversations I had with Gary Drapcho. We were reflecting on the day’s news and how he had transitioned from being our sports director to turning news stories for us dayside during the pandemic. He looked at me and said “Alex, write everything down – you’re not going to...

  • I was reminded that today is the third anniversary of the taping of the first episode of NewsNight, the show Robert Bertha and I created for Point Park's television station, U-View. The idea for the show was simultaneously too bold and not bold enough. ...

  • I wrote the letter and sent it to every member of the school board....

  • On March 18, our family dog Rotor, passed away of kidney failure. He was 15. Something like 8 years ago we got adopted by Rotor the wiener dog. I say adopted because we never seriously sought out a dog, and I was skeptical from the start. Here’s how I remember it: my dad’s longtime friend...

  • Well, we’ve got Wabtec and Waffles, that sounds like a bad buddy cop show about a cyborg and his nerdy human partner. March 6, 2019 I’ve lived in Erie for about two months now, and naturally there are many things I don’t know about my new city, but I’ve done my best to learn as...

  • It’s been a month and a half since I started my job in Erie, and over a year since I’ve written a blog consistently. I figured now was as good a time as any to start up again....