Northeast Pennsylvania has been in the news in recent years mostly as spawning grounds for political masters Frank Carlucci, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. NEPA’s Luzerne Countyapparently also gave Donald Trump his presidential victory. The region is known for sheltering criminal figures such as Russell Bufalino as well. And now a NEPA person of interest has been named in the Idaho quadruple murders.
But it’s Happy New Year 2023! Let’s remember some of the beauty the region has contributed, and with football playoff fever in the air—NEPA’s gridiron greats:
Note: Uncle Julian “Chet” Martin reports that in the 1947 championship game between Plymouth and Larksville, which Larksville won, “Johnny” Mazur was intercepted three times by “Johnny” Martin—Chet’s brother/my uncle—who went on to play center at North Carolina State.
I'm the author of five books: The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry; The Origin of Life Circus: A How To Make Life Extravaganza; The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing 'the Hegemony of the Culture of Darwin'; Royal Society: The Public Evolution Summit; and the most recent---Darwin Overthrown: Hello Mechanobiology.
My reports have appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, Newsday, Archaeology, Astrobiology, Connoisseur, Omni, Huffington Post, Progressive Review ("How Bush Got Bounced From Carlyle Board"), CounterPunch, Scoop Media and other publications, as well as on PBS, CBC and MBC.
More than a dozen of my stories related to the Rome antiquities conspiracy trial were featured in Harvard Law School's Art Law Syllabus 2008.
I've covered the wars: Colombian Drug War, Gulf War, Sudan, and Kashmir (from both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the conflict).
And I’ve been a guest on Charlie Rose, McLaughlin and various Fox Television News programs talking about those crises and others.
For some years along the way, I was a runway fashion model for legends Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Giorgio Sant' Angelo and so many more.
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