For years, it had beckoned: The tiny island, sitting smack dab in the middle of the Schuylkill River — just daring this reporter to get there. What was it? More … Continue readingGone a’Fowl: A reporter journeys to a forgotten inner-city island
Greg Wilkerson and “Rocking Ron” Jordan have both had troubled pasts: Greg was a gangster, Ron’s not long out of prison on various charges. But both have found a calling … Continue readingLiving off Scrap: How two men found their calling in the garbage.
The scene: Courtroom 504 in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Palumbo presiding. The matter at hand: one AK-47 rifle, seized by Philly Police from one William Alexander … Continue readingLoaded Questions: A man’s quest before the courts to get his AK-47 back.
In October, 2009 I was invited to read my story, “Coup D’Etat,” about a Philadelphia block taken over by feral chickens, for an audience at the Kelly Writers House. Good … Continue readingFeral chickens take over a city block: Live reading at Kelly Writer’s House
In which the author confesses to a vermicultural massacre — and a subsequent wormy miracle.
In which our reporter embarks on an over-caffeinated journey into the world of energy drinks…