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HONESDALE, PA — In March of 2017, the New Beginnings birth center at Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) announced the introduction of some exciting new technology: “tele-neonatalogy.” … more
Reports of Lyndon LaRouche’s recent death prompted a flurry of responses on the internet, most asking the same question: “Are they sure??” You may not have heard of LaRouche, but … more
[Peace and Justice Files columnist Skip Mendler, having spent three months helping with refugee assistance in Serbia, is now back in Krefeld, Germany, doing local volunteer work, performing with a … more
First off, I’d like to thank the folks who responded to last month’s survey request, regarding how well we as a nation are fulfilling the goals set forth by the Founders in the Preamble … more
While I was growing up in the south in the ‘60s, and discriminatory “Jim Crow” practices were slowly being dismantled, I would frequently see signs at restaurants and gas stations … more
Last time, you may recall, I talked a bit about Mississippi’s Rep. Noah Sweat and his famous “If By Whiskey” speech. The inspiration for that column came after some online … more
I was very pleased by the response to last month’s column about the potential power of love to transcend nationality and ease intercultural tensions. Hopefully it struck a chord. It became … more
They had to be dragged into it kicking and screaming, but Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats finally got around to giving America a nice holiday present by starting impeachment proceedings against … more
I don’t mind telling you: back in January, when I got back to America from my yearlong sojourn to Europe, I was a mess, in many different ways.  Fortunately, I had three things going for … more
Hopscotch, baseball, lemonade—some may remember childhood as a relatively simple and carefree time, removed from the pressures of adulthood. But it has its own unique stresses, dangers and … more
First off, let me ask: are you all right? Are you sure? We’ve all been heavily traumatized, y’know. Even those of us who think they won.  This wasn’t sudden, blunt force … more
Whether it’s erasers, EKGs, surgical staples, or surgical suites, everything in a hospital costs money—including, of course, the personnel that keep the place running and perform needed … more
Congratulations, America! We’ve made it through yet another election season. I hope that everyone found something in the recent results to be happy about, whether locally or nationally. I … more
I don’t understand Facebook’s algorithms—you know, those little subroutines that determine which posts (and which ads) are displayed for you and me at any given moment. But every … more
(“Peace and Justice Files” columnist Skip Mendler left the United States on January 19, and is headed toward the Eastern Mediterranean to help with refugee assistance. He’s making a … more
[Peace and Justice Files columnist Skip Mendler is wrapping up a year of travel in Europe, and is returning to the states in January of 2018.] “Survival is not enough.” — Station … more
[“Peace and Justice Files” columnist Skip Mendler left the United States on January 19, and is headed toward the Eastern Mediterranean to help with refugee assistance. He’s taking a … more
(“Peace and Justice Files” columnist Skip Mendler fled the U.S. on January 19, and is now working with a refugee assistance group near Belgrade, Serbia.) How many times recently have you … more
First of all, dear reader, let me say: congratulate yourself. This wasn’t an easy year to get through, and you’ve (just about) gotten through it. Next year, well, that will have its own … more
If we can speak of such a thing as an American “national psyche,” then I don’t think anyone—right, left or center—would even try to pretend that ours is in any sense … more
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