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Russell Frank

Russell Frank worked as a reporter, editor and columnist at newspapers in California and Pennsylvania for 13 years before joining the journalism faculty at Penn State in 1998. He roots for the Yankees, plays blues guitar and harmonica (badly), bikes and hikes for physical exercise and does The New York Times crossword puzzle for mental exercise. He is, by academic training, a folklorist (Ph.D., UPenn), which means, when you strip away all the academic jargon, that he loves a good story. He is the author of "Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet." His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.

Articles by Russell Frank

Russell Frank: We Did It! We Graduated!
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Russell Frank: We Did It! We Graduated!
136 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Last Saturday’s State High rites felt particularly momentous to me and my family because this was the last of our three – the baby! -- who was processing across the platform at the Bryce Jordan Center. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Cutting the Cord on My House Phone
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Russell Frank: Cutting the Cord on My House Phone
137 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Having sold my house, and with plans to flit from address to address for the next year, I am cutting the cord that has bound my phones to the walls of all the houses I’ve ever lived in. No more landlines for me. I’m strictly cellular from now on. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Take My Worldly Possessions, Please
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Russell Frank: Take My Worldly Possessions, Please
138 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Is the war still on? Is the presidential election campaign heating up? Isn’t that Sandusky trial about to start? I wouldn’t know. I spent the entire month of May moving out of my house. Ridiculously, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Moving Day Cometh
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Russell Frank: Moving Day Cometh
139 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Before I started packing I thought this was going to be an easy move. A massive de-cluttering effort had preceded the house’s debut on the real estate market in April. Some of the drawers and cupboards were bare. Others had only a few items in them. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Farewell to the Woo People
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Russell Frank: Farewell to the Woo People
140 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Today, I concede defeat. The Woo people have won. By the end of the month I will withdraw from the Woolands with all my chattels. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, Boy
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Russell Frank: Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, Boy
141 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
I almost called the Fulbright folks and said thanks but no thanks. After all, I had a pretty good backup plan: spend my sabbatical in Northern California, writing my little heart out. California would certainly be warmer, sunnier and easier than Ukraine, Russell Frank writes. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Recognizing the Unreliability of Memory Matters a Great Deal
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Russell Frank: Recognizing the Unreliability of Memory Matters a Great Deal
142 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Memory seems to work something like this: We have an experience. Some of it stays in our heads as a collage of sensory impressions. Telling what happened to someone else is like applying a fixative to those impressions, Russell Frank writes. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Journey to the Middle of Nowhere
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Russell Frank: Journey to the Middle of Nowhere
143 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It was the longest three hours of my life. The first leg was easy enough: good, straight road with a service plaza where I could get an espresso shot to keep me alert for the hardships ahead. From Philadelphia to Harrisburg, my trusty sedan barely broke a sweat. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Tales of the Highlands Includes the Fumbler and the Furnisher
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Russell Frank: Tales of the Highlands Includes the Fumbler and the Furnisher
144 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
The only good news in all this is that no one was touring my house at the time of the face-plant incident. But if any of you potential buyers ignored my suggestion that you skip this column . . . Life is about having stories to tell. Here in the Highlands, we’ve got a million of ‘em. [Read More]
Russell Frank: Sic Transit Bubba
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Russell Frank: Sic Transit Bubba
145 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
I neither golf nor follow golf. But I was in my car on Sunday. My CDs, like everything else I own, had disappeared into a carton pending the sale of my house. So I spun my radio dial and found The Masters, Russell Frank writes. [Read More]
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