Politics, Moderate



It’s healthy to laugh in COVID-19’s face this Halloween

Politics, Moderate / Tom Purcell /

If we can't poke fun at COVID-19 on Halloween, when can we?

You see, Halloween is the one time of year when we can make fun of ourselves and current events by dressing up in clever costumes.

At least it used to be.

Until about 30 years ago, Halloween was mostly for kids. Around 1990 or so, adults begin celebrating it in big numbers, and...Read more

Served lemons by coronavirus, entrepreneurs make lemonade

Politics, Moderate / Tom Purcell /

When life serves you lemons, you make lemonade.

That’s the thinking of no small number of bold Americans who are starting new businesses amid COVID-19’s disruption.

According to Philadelphia PBS station WHYY, applications for new businesses are soaring. They’re up 19% nationwide and 15% in Pennsylvania from pre-COVID levels, when the ...Read more

Autumn’s Beauty Can Restore The Better Angels of Our Nature

Politics, Moderate / Tom Purcell /

Autumn has arrived - and it couldn’t come soon enough.

I love this time of year - the brilliant colors, the chilly air, the sweet yet tart taste of apple cider, and the smell of oak burning in a firepit.

I love childhood memories of Devil’s Night mischief and walking for miles on Halloween night to collect every last piece of free candy I ...Read more



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