Category Archives: Top Bob

Once in a while you can still see the light …

I generally hate it when the StoryCorps segment comes on NPR in the morning. I’m on the elliptical, so I’m a captive audience. Can’t change channels. Just have to suffer through another boring slice-of-life segment. I was feeling the same … Continue reading

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It’s time for something completely different …

“When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange,/ Who you are and what you’re gonna be.” — The Brady Bunch I remember the first time I saw the Internet. It was through The Electronic Trib, a BBS that featured … Continue reading

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Kid Delicious and the happy ending …

My travels landed me in New York this week, where my friend Mike was reading from his book “The Card: Collectors, Con Men and the True Story of History’s Most Desired Baseball Card.” The reading was at a bar on … Continue reading

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Pierogies and Iron City

So a Peruvian, an Edinboro graduate and a socialist walk into a bar

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Heads of the household

“This,” Hernan says proudly, “is the room where I was born.” Well, not quite. He is one room off, as his aunt quickly informs him. But it is clear how proud he is of his origins. Hernan has brought us … Continue reading

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Peru: The llama, the puma and the serpent

We’re standing in the magnificent choir loft of Monasterio de San Francisco, and my guide, Olinda, is a bit frustrated with me. She’s trying to explain key features of the loft, but my eyes have drifted down toward the altar, … Continue reading

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Wishing you a sitcom Christmas

Through the magic of Tivo, I’ve been recording the ghost of Christmas past in the form of sitcom Christmas episodes. Not sure why, but I felt a compelling need to do this. I was definitely a TV kid. I remember … Continue reading

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Whispering in St. Paul’s ear

After considerable indecision, I decided to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral. I had seen Westminster the last time I was in London and decided to cover new ground this time. I was also influenced by a PBS special I had seen … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of wayward golf balls

So I’m sitting by the pool in Cabo San Lucas, reading Gary Snyder’s latest collection of poems, “Danger on the Peaks.”

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Rethinking the Associated Press …

A colleague and I published an article today in the Online Journalism Review arguing that the news industry needs a 21st century approach to sharing news and information.

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