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HARRISBURG, PA — Last week, the PA Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) approved an advisory committee's recommendation to allow the fall sports season to start on schedule this year. … more
She sits on the bankwhere small stones punctuatethe surface in front of her,and the river ripples gently at her feet.Here the forest waitswhile the river crosses,tall trunks reflectedin its flow. … more
The river said  I’m glad you’ve come What took so long You’re busy? Indeed I said You just don’t know It’s life these days Not easy Now let … more
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The beauty of the natural world of the Upper Delaware River region always restores my spirit, especially in these turbulent times. Seeing an eagle, observing nature at different times of the day, and … more
Our country is torn apart by ideology, and this question lies at the heart of the division. We ask you to consider this question through the lens of a people living through a pandemic, looking for … more
Humming wet rises swiftly over broad boulders,explores storm-stacked debris with cautious foaming fingers,stops to ripple ‘round fat jumping fish.“Call me River!” it shouts,shooting … more
The smallest tendrilhas me in its gripin the gardenpart of a newbornbutternut squash plantI watch itreaching across the groundthough I can’t actually see when it makes a break for itbutday … more
You shall not revel in our constrainmentCurséd plague, foul maker of forlornness,Nor prison us in woeful malcontent Or sunder our souls from passion’s caress!Toothless are you to crush … more
On paperSo pliant Receptive Susceptible to flushes of colorLight’s various temposmark time   Like the still life of a simple peachthe memory of whichmay sufficeif only its furry … more
Boredom — I miss leavesfalling off trees — wither — it’sCorona season. Kids meant to prance likedeer in field, now still — hidingfrom COVID-19. more
I almost missed one of my favorite seasons; I had been busy self-pollinating worry. The sight of a robin on the berm of a road way too familiar lately, caught my attention. his … more
Being an American means having the right to speak freely, especially when there is injustice. more
For me, right now, being an American means being nervous. Americans have plenty of things to be nervous about and these issues span all ideological divides. I am nervous about the pandemic, which … more
To be an American, you need to believe in change. To be a successful American, you must believe that you can be part of that change. America is about debate and differences. It’s new ideas and … more
The unending transformation of what “Americans” will become is a subtle dynamic. The heritage of an amalgam of our country as a historical underdog, and for the last 80 years, as a modern … more
In my lifetime, being an African American male, now in my sixth decade of life, has given me the opportunity to experience the world from many different perspectives: gender, ethnicity, religious … more
The collective American spirit is manifestly destined to escape its Manifest Destiny, which has wildly overgrown our sea-washed, sunset gates and now consigned itself to the material homestead. It … more
These days, there seems to be a “National Day” for just about everything, ranging from the righteous to the ridiculous. Many serve as motivators to celebrate something worthwhile, such as … more
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