Recent Chris Kelly columns
The kid had a beard, a backpack and a rotten sense of timing. Earbuds in and tightly focused on the sidewalk, he wandered into Thursday’s funeral procession for Cpl. Bryon Dickson II. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Cpl. Bryon Dickson loved the pizza at Maroni’s in West Scranton. His favorite spot in Philly was Bob’s Diner on Ridge Avenue. Strawberry pancakes aren’t on the menu. You have to ask. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. (read more)
Back when the Times Building had manual elevators, one of the operators wore a “Star Trek” communicator badge. I’d step in and say, “Beam me up to three.” (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Idling at the crossroads on a warm Sunday morning ... Dalton has no traffic lights. Stop signs suffice. I was stuck at one, three blocks from home as hundreds of motorcycles roared by in the 7th annual Sgt. Jan Argonish Ride. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A It’s that time of election year. Pennsylvania’s future leaders have returned to public schools in hundreds of districts shortchanged by the state’s alleged leaders of today. (read more)
Great drama depends upon the suspension of disbelief. The trick is convincing the audience it has been transported to another place where the plots and performances on the stage or screen are as real as the seats beneath them. (read more)

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