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BILL EGGERT | Pirates no strangers to World Series history
Fall is almost here and the world somehow seems different, and brighter. After 21 years, our beloved Bucs are back in the pennant chase, and hopefully, the World Series.
BILL EGGERT | Johnstown’s geography of cinema
While we are familiar with the subject of geography, many are no doubt unfamiliar with the concept of it within the confines of movies. Yet we are on some level, if only subconsciously. The “geography of cinema” comes into play when movies are shot on pre-existing locations. The issue of “representation” is the most obvious issue in this context.
BILL EGGERT | A star-studded celestial shower
It was for my 14th birthday that I asked my parents for a telescope, which I received that March 4. It was a 60-power refractor, not really that powerful, but for a teenage novice astronomer just starting it was perfect. You could see the rings of Saturn (just a small white line circling the planet), the phases of Venus (just like our moon) and the four largest moons orbiting Jupiter (four white dots neatly lined in a row). Best of all was our moon, with its beautifully desolate landscape of craters and “seas.”
BILL EGGERT | Fireflies’ flashing fascinates faithful following
Most folks generally despise insects. They can be annoying (houseflies), germ-laden (roaches) or even deadly (black widow and brown recluse spiders).
Gettysburg: 150 years of hallowed ground
Mention the town of Gettysburg and we think of possibly its pastoral beauty or the residence of the late U.S. president and five-star general, Dwight D. Eisenhower. But for most people, Gettysburg calls to mind the pivotal battle of the Civil War.
BILL EGGERT | The Lone Ranger rides again
“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a ‘Hi-Yo Silver!’ The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider led the fight for law and order in the early Western United States. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoof beats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!”
BILL EGGERT | Ten Commandments of Facebook
Social media have become all the rage these days. Facebook leads the charge in this area. Inadvertently, Facebook has provided sociologists with a template on how society is relating to each other. Or not.
BILL EGGERT | Challenges confront Catholic Church locally and abroad
My mom has advised me on numerous occasions to avoid the topics of politics and religion in my column. Being an obedient son, I occasionally ignore her advice while tending to temper my remarks on said subjects.
BILL EGGERT | Photographs and memories: Capturing the past
When I visited my mom this past Christmas I discovered she had a couple of boxes out from the attic of old black and white photos of various family members, many now unfortunately gone. All we have left are the memories and photographs of those who touched our lives and those who passed before we were born. How fortunate we all are to have this amazing invention of photography (and now digital photography) to preserve people and memories, like archeological bugs in amber.
BILL EGGERT | Anniversary reflections: Looking back over past 6 years
January marks the sixth anniversary of my column in The Tribune-Democrat. As I embark on the seventh year of my column, I reflect back on the previous six years.
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