With the Lions ready to begin their season Saturday at Rutgers, I sat down with voice of Penn State wrestling Jeff Byers for a 2021 preview. Ironhead offered insights into Penn State’s crop of new wrestlers and into the expected battle with Iowa for the NCAA title.
My yuletide pity party got old last week, so I decided to reach out to local friends. Maybe some old buddies—including former subjects of my columns—could offer a more positive perspective. Maybe they could help me (and you?) to experience a more joyful holiday…
As I reflected on the somber state of Happy Valley just prior to Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to call Dan Nold. The veteran pastor of Calvary Church, Dan has been my go-to guy for wisdom throughout this crisis-filled year. He also suggested that we include his wife, Lynn, in the conversation.
Angelica and Indira Ricaurte Villalobos are twins and Fulbright scholars who are passionate about opportunities to work for greater justice, equity and peace in their violence-torn nation of Colombia and especially for their ethnic group, the Afro-Colombian people.
Yes, my fellow sports fan, I understand. It’s not easy to be shut out of the Penn State football home opener. Especially when you know that Beaver Stadium will be virtually empty. But if Bucky Quici can live with such a distasteful reality, I guess you and I can also accept it.
I enjoy the stories of those who are successfully coping with life despite the restrictions, cancellations and overall dreariness caused by COVID-19. Their positivity helps keep me going, so I decided to contact three of my favorite subjects from previous columns. None of these individuals has contr