Recent Chris Kelly columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A I often refer to Northeast Pennsylvania as Our Stiff Neck of the Woods. It’s cute, but even the sharpest metaphors prove dull against a scalpel. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A A virus is spreading through our Stiff Neck of the Woods, infecting unsuspecting citizens as they trudge through another winter of discontent. Seasons change, but pessimism is a chronic condition around here. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A A thank-you note from the future... Hey, how’s it going back there in 2015? Pretty tough, I gather from the archives on The Times-Tribune NeuroLink, which I am legally obligated to say is sponsored by DeNaples Solar Solutions Inc., where “Green isn’t just a color — it’s a way of life.” (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The story is familiar even to those who haven’t read it: An ambitious power broker with hair to die for gets bored with the sado- masochistic restraints of his job. He snarls at his shackles and decides it’s time for someone else to be on bended knee. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2015:02:09 12:14:23 Crowned with a bronze horse, the clock on the top shelf is at least 75 years old. Its gears grind decades of grime but the electrified relic keeps on keeping time. Mickey Mazza is 91 and beating the clock. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A WILKES-BARRE The stage actor who shot Lincoln, the country doctor jailed for treating the assassin’s broken leg and the greedy farmer who killed the Golden Goose were all cited Tuesday in Luzerne County Court. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The difference between stagnation and progress is almost always a matter of perspective. Losers fixate on obstacles. Winners never cease seeking opportunities. Obstacles are everywhere. Finding them requires zero effort. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “I still see things that are not here. I just choose notto acknowledge them.” — from “A Beautiful Mind” (2001) Acting Mayor Bill Courtright may not have a beautiful mind, but he is a genius at political calculations. (read more)

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