| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Heaven has no gates, only a small wooden sign draped by a cluster of corn on the side of a narrow and winding farm road.
Heaven is easily attained, just make a left turn at the sign and rumble over a stretch of gravel to a simple clearing below a...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Some issues in government are genuinely complex or divisive. Many defy solutions — ending violence in Gaza, say, or protecting children in foster care. What I am about to describe is not one of those issues. This one is costing taxpayers and risking...
| Mar 21, 2014
In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Q: I've read that road widening and other traffic improvements related to the proposed FedEx Ground project in Allen Township will cost an estimated $40 million. This makes me wonder if anyone has considered, or cares about, dedicating a piece of land for...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Q: I've seen publicity about a device used by the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bethlehem to remove snow and ice from the roofs of the company's tractor-trailers to comply with state law, and more importantly, to help protect all motorists. I've suggested...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Q: I read with interest earlier this year the report on Pennsylvania highway fatalities for 2012. There were a lot of data in addition to the 2 percent increase in total roadway fatalities versus 2011 that might suggest 2012 did not qualify as another...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Q: PennDOT recently placed signs on southbound Route 100/29 approaching St. Peters Road, warning of a bridge with a 31-ton weight limit ahead and posting the detour on St. Peters. As a result, numerous tractor-trailers take the dangerous detour route on...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Sometimes it's not enough to be focused — sometimes you need to accept help and sometimes you need to be flexible.
Last weekend a ruby-throated hummingbird, which had flown more than 2,000 miles from Central America just to get to our...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Time is ticking. Summer will be gone before you know it, and with it many of those moments you thought you would remember all of your life, vanished by Columbus Day, replaced with a reel of different memories that will probably seem trivial. That's how...
| Jun 18, 2014
The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
| Apr 8, 2014
"How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...