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rev. charles brock

Brock Institute for Mega Issues, JES Board of Trustees 

issues in the news white supremacy & christian nationalism-5/15/2023

Diane Chido

Guest Writer

THE WIDER WORLD Update on Middle East Crisis: A look at the Houthis and Iran’s aims-2/16/2024

the wider world A Brief Journey into Central Asia-1/30/2024

the wider world central asia: the great game in modern context-1/16/2024

the wider world the russian melting pot-12/19/2023

the wider world the walls had doors-12/5/2023

the wider world israel's war: regional implications for u.s. military-11/14/2023

the wider world geopolitical fallout follows outbreak of war in israel-10/20/2023

the wider world palestine: sowing the seeds of a real 'forever war'-10/17/2023

the wider world who are today's huddled masses?-10/3/2023

the wider world world on the move-9/19/2023

the wider world prigozhin may be dead, but wagner lives on-9/5/2023

the wider world struggles in the horn of africa-8/22/2023

the wider world niger visited after military coup-8/8/2023

the wider world the land of azawad-7/25/2023

the wider world sub-saharan africa: defining the sahel and its importance-7/12/2023

THE WIDER WORLD THE COUP THAT FLEW THE COOP-6/27/2023

the wider world demographic crises and global conflict-6/13/2023

the wider world what's in a name?-5/30/2023

THE WIDER WORLD: IS CORRUPTION LIKE PORNOGRAPHY? DO WE KNOW IT WHEN WE SEE IT?-5/16/2023

THE WIDER WORLD: WOMEN PLAY CRITICAL ROLES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT-5/3/2023

the wider world israel: constant clash of interests-4/18/2023

THE WIDER WORLD: SPOTLIGHT  TURNS TO GLOBAL AFFAIRS IN NEW SERIES-4/4/2023

JOHNNY JOHNSOn

JES Board of Trustees Member, Guest Writer

women's history month Examining the Lives of Six Erie Heroines-3/17/2023

dr. chris magoc, johnny johnson, & melinda meyer

A Shared Heritage, Guest Writers

Vosburghs: One of Earliest, Most Influential Families-7/13/2022 

A SHARED HERITAGE James Justice: Erie’s Forgotten Singer, Actor, Composer-5/6/2022

a shared heritage True Americans: An Abridged Introduction to the Epic Story of African Americans in Erie County- 4/9/2022

laura reeck, ph.d.

Allegheny College Professor, Guest Writer

REFUGEES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS Life Stories Amplify Voices of Refugees (Part Four) 6/27/2022

REFUGEES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS Son, Mom Fled Congo, Moved through Uganda (Part Three) 6/23/2022  

REFUGEES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS Pennsylvania, Erie Attract Bhutanese Refugees (Part Two) 6/22/2022 

REFUGEES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS Refugees Overcome Incredible Obstacles to Make New Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (Part One) 6/21/2022 

debbie deangelo

Health and Wellness Expert, Guest Writer

be well Finding Relief from Post-Nasal Drip-2/5/2024

be well turning back time-1/23/2024

be well are you an overthinker? -1/8/2024

be well does your bread rise to the occasion?-12/26/2023

be well it's time to take a break! -12/11/2023

be well support sluggish thyroid with nourishing nutrients-11/27/2023

be well weathering cough, cold, and crud season-11/13/2023

be welll are you making some of these common health blunders?-10/16/2023

be well apple cider vinegar: elixir or hoax?-10/2/2023

be well to be hangry or not to be hangry: that is the question-9/18/2023

be well champing at the bit to halt the charley horse-9/5/2023

be well want to be more flexible? focus on your fascia-8/21/2023

be well sporting the perfect shades-8/7/2023

be well cottage cheese: the comeback kid-7/17/2023

be well how to halt fatty liver disease-7/3/2023

be well chew on this...don't ditch the carbs!-6/19/2023

BE WELL: SOOTHE YOUR ACHING SINUSES - 6/5/2023

BE WELL: GO AHEAD, REQUEST THOSE LAB TESTS-5/22/2023

BE WELL: STARVING THE TEMPTATION TO OVEREAT-5/8/2023

BE WELL: HOW TO PREVENT PLANTAR FACIITIS- 4/17/2023

BE WELL: SURPRISING REASONS WHY YOUR BACK HURTS- 4/3/2023

BE WELL: SOOTHE YOUR STOMACH...FROM TOP TO BOTTOM-3/6/2023

be well: dip into the best olive oil- 2/20/2023

be well: how do you measure up?-2/6/2023

be well: time for a tune-up?-1/9/2023

be well: rekindle your spark in the new year-12/26/2022

be well: heed the call of the cell phones' dirty little secret-12/19/2022

be well: How to Handle the Holidays with Relative Success- 12/12/2022

be well: How healthy is your home? 11/21/2022

be well: Mediterranean eating for beginners 11/7/2022

BE WELL: POWER DOWN AFTER DAY AT WORK - 10/24/2022

BE WELL: TICK-TOCK … LISTEN TO YOUR BODY CLOCK!- 10/11/2022

BE WELL: KEEP CALM … AND DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY- 9/27/2022

be well: how to create a cozy sleep sanctuary- 9/12/2022

BE WELL: Live Your Life and Forget Your Age- 8/22/2022

be well: 'oh, my aching muscles!' -8/3/2022

BE WELL: What Happens in Vagus … 7/19/2022

BE WELL: LASTBORN: LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST- 7/5/2022

BE WELL: BIRTH ORDER: STUCK IN THE MIDDLE- 6/20/2022

BE WELL: THE PERKS AND PERILS OF BEING NUMERO UNO- 6/6/2022


parris J. baker, PH.D.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence

TRUTH IN LOVE Cognitive Conception: When Men Become Fathers-2/20/2024

truth in love Literacy, Learning, and Leadership: How African American Males Study, Graduate from Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education-2/9/2024

truth in love Goals of White Supremacy: Subvert, Revise, or Eliminate Black History-1/23/2024

Nonviolence or Nonexistence: Themes from MLK’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’-1/16/2024

truth in love freedom fighters learned the lesson-1/9/2024

truth in love bolton: dream beyond your reach!-10/27/2023

truth in love we celebrate our future by honoring our past-10/13/2023

truth in love nuestros celebramos futuro valioso-10/10/2023

truth in love dangerous is not diagnostic: warning required for natural disasters, Trump-9/26/2023

truth in love facing our fears: examining barriers to seeking mental health services within bipoc communities-9/12/2023

truth in love malignant normality: white men in leadership refuse to change-8/29/2023

truth in love america: 'you can't handle the truth!'-8/15/2023

truth in love memorializing emmett till and His mother exposes cruel moment in nation's history-8/10/2023

truth in love the content of our character-8/4/2023

truth in love adversity has always been an ally of african americans-8/2/2023

truth in love generation z and their attitudes toward death (by Parris Baker & Phelecia Udoko)-7/4/2023

truth in love broken people, not a broken system: was democracy designed to fail?-6/20/2023

Truth in Love: Deaths and Necropolitics - 6/6/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: THE MAKING OF COOKIE-CUTTER CITIZENS-5/23/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: CONFRONTING THE CULTURE OF CONTEMPT-5/9/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: HOW TO CONDUCT CULTURALLY CONSCIOUS CONVERSATIONS-4/25/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: BRIDGING THE DIVERSITY GAP-4/11/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: WORDS REALLY DO MATTER: SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY- 3/21/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: AMERICA'S SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH- 2/21/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: PAIN IS PROGRESS- 2/17/2023

TRUTH IN LOVE: TIME LIFE’S IRRETRIEVABLE CURRENCY- 10/7/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: ELIJAH’S LIFE MATTERS- 9/30/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: WHO HAS AN ANSWER?- 9/22/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: RACIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION, REDLINING, ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES CREATED CONDITIONS FOR PERFECT STORM

TRUTH IN LOVE: PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY NAME- 9/9/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES FACE DILEMMA OF COOL POSE AND TOXIC MASCULINITY- 9/6/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: Ecology of Tornadoes and Community Violence-8/19/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: Everybody, Pick Up Your Piece of the Puzzle -8/12/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: African Americans Can't Stay Silent Amid Violence in Black Communities-8/8/2022

 hard in the paint: Understanding African American Father Identity 6/20/2022 

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING-DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE AND A DECAYING DEMOCRACY-5/31/2022 

TRUTH IN LOVE: DISMANTLING RACIST SYSTEMS: CONFRONTING WHITENESS (LAST OF THREE PART SERIES)-5/31/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY (PART TWO)- 4/26/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: WHITENESS MUST BE AT CENTER OF DISCUSSIONS ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY (PART ONE)- 4/26/2022

TRUTH IN LOVE: JEFFERSON SCHOLAR BAKER BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO ISSUES - 4/15/2022

court gould, m.p.a.

Sustainable Solutions Consultant

GETTING BACK TO BASICS – SMALL STUFF MATTERS IN ERIE’S COMPETITION FOR RESIDENTS - 01/21/2022

How to Put Equitable Development to Work for Erie, Pennsylvania - 12/04/2021

Erie Region Should Take Fresh Look at CBAs to Benefit Developers, Communities Alike - 06/21/2021

CARING FOR ERIE'S ECONOMY: CHILDCARE IS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- 7/23/2021

Erie's diversity is the path to prosperity: tackling the teacher-to-student mismatch- 9/24/2021

Pawel Paserbiak

Economist, Guest Writer

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE - 3/25/2022

Larry Flatley, J.D.

Jefferson Speaker, Guest Writer

Hugh Henry Brackenridge: Western Pennsylvania Founder and Propagandist of Anti-Native Hate - 3/6/2023

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY - 04/28/2020


al Lubiejewski, J.d. & Edward Robasky

Attorney and Radio Host       Teacher and Genealogist

a look back at ERIE icons: a sanida safari - 01/14/2022

Judith Lynch, Ph.d.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence, JES Board of Trustees Member

ERIE’S BATTLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS: HOW IT WAS WON - 04/22/2020

FORMIDABLE ERIE COUNTY WOMEN: ELIZABETH BATTLES -  05/01/2020

Talon Brings Growth During the Depression,  Creates the Tool and Die Capital of the World - 05/08/2020

MARX TOY COMPANY: BORN IN THE DEPRESSION AND KILLED BY OVERSEAS COMPETITION - 05/15/2020

America, Erie Region Celebrate Memorial Day's Message - 05/22/2020

Ainsworth to Tailored Pet Nutrition: Pluck, Resilience, and Risk-Taking - 06/16/2020

The History of Labor Day: Why We Should Celebrate the Origins and Importance - 09/07/2020

Making the Case for a Management Alliance as Region Faces Possible Record Year for Algal Blooms - 09/09/2020

Early Women Leaders Reflect Nationwide Struggle - 10/01/2020

Helen Schluraff: State’s First Female County Commissioner Led by Example as she Broke Barriers - 10/09/2020

Women’s Political Strength Grows in Three Movements - 10/20/2020

Major Reforms Led to New County Government - 10/28/2020


More Barriers Tumbled as Savocchio Became Erie Mayor - 11/04/2020


Domitrovich Broke Judicial Glass Ceiling - 11/10/2020


Savocchio Broke One Glass Ceiling After Another - 11/17/2020


Brenda Pundt Made Mark as City Controller - 12/02/2020

David Frew, Ph.D.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence

On the Waterfront: How Does the Osprey Know? Earth Connections? - 04/20/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pymatuning State Park: Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish - 04/29/2020

SHIP-SPOTTING 101: THINGS TO DO IN ERIE OR ELSEWHERE - 05/06/2020

THE EDMUND FITZGERALD, LIGHTFOOT, AND ME: 45th Anniversary of the Historic Shipwreck - 05/14/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: WHERE DID LAKE ERIE'S BLUE PIKE GO? - 05/20/2020

Strong Estate: Bayfront Adventureland of the 1950s - 05/27/2020

Strange Headline from 1853: Submarine Sinks Offshore - 06/03/2020

Lake Erie Trawling: Problems with Rainbow Smelt - 06/10/2020

It's a small, small world: Crossley Net-Pullers, Fredrick Wakefield, and Tobermory - 06/17/2020

Building a Shipwreck Exhibit: Author Spotted Leaving a Seedy Motel by ‘Most of my Friends’ - 06/24/2020

Ted Sprague: From Freeport to Carnegie Mellon, New Orleans, D-Day, and Back - 07/01/2020

Erie's Cascade Docks: An Unimaginable Transition - 07/17/2020

Salina: Old Salt Schooner Helped Win Battle of Lake Erie - 07/22/2020

Chestnut Pool: The Bay-Rat Country Club - 07/29/2020

Trinity Sunday: Don't Go Near the Water - 08/04/2020

The Gem Theater: Bay Rat High Culture - 08/12/2020

The North Channel: An Essential Field Trip - 08/19/2020

Brebner and Beckman: Ship Chandlers, Engineers, and Provisioners - 08/26/2020

Theological Underpinnings: Catholic Schools and Protestant Schools - 09/02/2020

Erie Was Once Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World - 09/09/2020

Dreamer: A Sailmaker’s Gift - 09/16/2020

Hoppy, Gene, Roy, and Mirages: Apparition or Science - 09/23/2020

ERIE’S FINNISH COMMUNITY: THE WATER PEOPLE - 09/30/2020

The Goosewood A Land Deal that Profoundly Changed Erie’s West Bayfront- 10/06/2020

Cascade Creek: Stream of Dreams - 10/23/2020

Bay Rat Athletics: Right Field Out - 10/27/2020

Cascade Creek Restoration - 11/03/2020

Bay-Rat Rhapsody: Riding the Bus to the Y - 11/11/2020

West Fourth Street Music Scene - 11/18/2020

Strong’s Pond: Mystery and Tragedy - 12/04/2020

Daniel Dobbins’ Three Favorites: Lady Washington, Salina, and Ohio - 12/08/2020

Neighborhood Bars and Clubs: Where Were Our Dads from 3:30 to 6? - 12/16/2020

Train Wars: American Flyer, Lionel, and Marx - 12/22/2020

Ozzie and Harriet Became My Academic Advisors - 12/29/2020

Crystal Set Creates a Monster: Radio Nights - 1/05/2021

The Ragman A Bay Rat Salvage Business - 1/12/2021

From Erie’s Downtown YMCA to Port Dover The Mysterious Strong Vincent Kid from the Steamships - 1/19/2021

Finding the Forts: Schwinn Expands Our Territory - 1/26/2021

Bay Rat Refrigeration: The Iceman Cometh (With Apologies to Eugene O’Neil) - 2/02/2021

The Hardy Boys: Bay Rat Literature - 2/09/2021

The Mercer Boys: Psychological Roots of a Dream - 2/16/2021

mister peanut: annual neighborhood visitor - 2/23/2021

the park fountain: Perry Square Offers Free Family Fun - 3/2/2021

Air raids and bomb shelters: ‘Wholesome’ Childhood Images and Bad Dreams from the 1950s - 3/9/2021

Straight Arrow Cards: Bay Rats and Shredded Wheat - 3/16/2021

Gazing North from the Bluffs: Remembering Some Favorite Brantford Indians - 3/23/2021

The jewel tea man: bay rats had their own amazon prime, Starbucks - 3/30/2021

Bay Rat Marketing: Pour a Koehler Collar - 4/6/2021

Bay Rat Road Trips: Take Me Out to the Ball Game - 4/13/2021

The Tinker: Our Regular Neighborhood Visitor - 4/20/2021

The Fuller Brush Man Bay Rat Cleaning Tools - 4/28/2021

Field of American Dreams: From Italy to Baseball - 5/4/2021

THE DAY THE SUN DIED: SEPTEMBER 1950, ERIE’S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM, AND DOOMSDAY THEOLOGY - 6/1/2021

The Bello Family, Sailors’ Inn, and Spanish Flu - 6/8/2021

Boarders: A Bay-Rat Neighborhood Phenomenon - 6/15/2021

Frew Family Connections and Roots From Wilmington, Delaware to Erie's West Fourth Street - 6/22/2021

Bugging State Street: An Erie Rite of Passage - 6/29/2021

AMAZING ARMENIAN NEIGHBOR: DEAD FISH, CHICKEN FEATHERS, AND BUNNY POOP - 7/07/2021

Erie's Iconic Downtown Retailer: Cheap Gasoline, Sunday Motoring, and Boston Store Waypoints - 7/14/2021

Old friends?: niagara, Michigan, and a random frigate - 7/21/2021

Connections and Inspiration: From West Fourth Street to Polk State and L'Arche - 7/28/2021

Slick sleeve: bay rat hygiene lessons - 8/4/2021

zip codes & destiny: The west sixth street bridge - 8/11/2021

DDT and me: my mother should have known rachel carson - 8/18/2021

pool, booze, cards: remembering the modica social club - 8/25/2021

legacy of the tannenbaums: from the ragman to erie's skyscrapers to paca building - 9/1/2021

back to the birds: presque isle's ospreys- 9/8/2021

BAy rat holiday shopping: remembering Erie's 5 & 10 cent stores- 9/15/2021

ethnic enclaves: westerdahl's Swedish STORE- 9/22/2021

bay rat fashion accessories: shopping at the army surplus STORE- 9/29/2021

the cormorant: erie's newcomer shorebird- 10/6/2021

BAY RAT social media: rotary phones and party lines- 10/13/2021

WARNING SIGNS: SPECIAL BAY RAT INVITATIONS- 10/20/2021

WALDAMEER SCHOOL PICNICS: SCANTILY CLAD LADIES, NUNS ON A ROLLER COASTER, AND THE AMAZING CHICKEN- 10/27/2021

CLASSIC RE-RUN: ERIE WAS ONCE FRESHWATER FISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD- 11/3/2021

CLASSIC RE-RUN: STRONG ESTATE: BAYFRONT ADVENTURELAND OF THE 1950s- 11/10/2021

TWO KINDS OF HOTELS AND ACTIVE BAY RAT IMAGINATIONS- 11/17/2021

HORSE HEROES: COMINGS, GOINGS, BERINGIA, AND CLIMATE CHANGE- 12/1/2021

TARZAN SWINGS: RISKING LIFE AND LIMB AT THE BLUFFS- 12/8/2021

CASCADE PARK CLUB: GHOSTS, MEMORIES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COLLEGE- 12/15/2021

OLLIE AND THELMA BROWN: COUNTRY MUSIC, LOTS OF CHILDREN, AND A COMMUNIST PLOT- 12/22/2021

WELDING: NEIGHBORHOOD ALCHEMY, BAYFRONT DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCCER- 12/29/2021

WHO MOVED OUR CREEK?: A BAY RAT HISTORY MYSTERY- 1/5/2022

BAY RATS GAINED EARLY EDUCATION ON SPORTS FISHING- 1/12/2022

HOLY CITY: CHARLESTON, S.C. OR ERIE, P.A.- 1/19/2022

‘I Led Two Lives’: Confessions of a Bay Rat Heretic - 1/26/2022

Horsing Around: William Scott’s Racetrack in the Wilderness - 2/2/2022

Offshore Work - 2/9/2022

THE BIG CHILL: A NEIGHBORHOOD GLACIER? - 2/16/2022

COMMUNIST MUSIC: OUR PARENTS TRIED TO WARN US- 2/23/2022

WATCHING WATER: BEFORE MINDFULNESS THERE WAS THE BAY- 3/2/2022

CROONING: MUSIC WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LIKE- 3/9/2022

Bay Rat Sweet Tooth Embraces Neighborhood Candy - 3/17/2022

Felizardos Store Rotting Young Minds - 3/23/2022

BAY RAT SHORT CUTS: THE AMERICAN ALLEYWAY - 3/30/2022

GIRLS VERSUS BOYS: WORD PUZZLES AND CHOCOLATE CAKE - 4/6/2022

THE ORPHANAGE: A NEIGHBORHOOD ENIGMA - 4/13/2022

OUR BIGGEST FRIENDS: NEIGHBORHOOD TREES - 4/20/2022

GHOSTS OF HOTELS, EXCURSION SHIPS, AND DANCEHALLS - 4/27/2022

POWER OF STORYTELLING: A GRANDMOTHER'S GIFT- 5/4/2022

GRIDLEY PARK: BAY RAT RETREAT WITH DOSE OF NAVAL HISTORY- 5/11/2022

ON THE WATERFRONT: EDDY FUSSADER, THE WEALTHY BARBER, BAY RAT STYLE- 5/20/2022

BAY RAT WINTER OLYMPICS: TOBOGGANS WERE FOR WIMPS-6/1/2022

On the Waterfront: Mysteries of the Boulevard Grand Entrance to Nothing- 6/8/2022

Reverence for Place: May 25 Jefferson Program Follow-up- 6/16/2022

On the Waterfront: Bucky, The Creature from Cascade Creek- 6/22/2022

The Iron Boats: Best Job I Never Took- (6/29/2022)

on the waterfront Feel the Earth Breathing: A Lesson from Portugal- 7/6/2022

on the waterfront White Rock: Bay Rat Fortress- 7/20/2022

 on the waterfront: sand, stains, iron, and griswold cookware presque isle bay beach history lessons- 7/27/2022  

ON THE WATERFRONT ERIE’S VERSION OF NEW YORK STICKBALL: FROM ‘RHAPSODY IN BLUE’ AND ‘PORGY & BESS’ TO GRIDLEY SCHOOL

on the waterfront The Penn Club: A Neighborhood Italian Society- 8/10/202

on the waterfront ‘Book ’Em, Danno’ A Familiar Neighborhood Face Appears on 'Hawaii Five-O'

on the waterfront 'i love lucy'- plus a field trip- 8/24/2022

ON THE WATERFRONT BAY RAT GEOGRAPHY: WHO PUT THE ROADS THERE?-8/31/2022

On the Waterfront Favorite Neighborhood Snack: Pepperoni Balls- 9/7/2022

on the waterfront parenting then and now: change is inevitable but not always good- 9/14/2022

On the Waterfront Discovering a Secret Submarine Bay Rats Become International Sleuths

On the Waterfront Ann B. Davis: Prodigy Defined-9/28/2022

on the waterfront the airport: A magical mystery tour- 10/5/2022

on the waterfront the places where we worked erie's canal-side industrial corridor-10/12

on the waterfront lou 'the toe': before kicking was king-11/29/2022

on the waterfront Sounds in the Night: Offshore Breezes, Rattling Leaves, Train Whistles

on the waterfront Erie’s Jerusalem Neighborhood: Where Did the Name Come from?-12/15/2022

on the waterfront 'kings for a day' visiting the west sixth street mansions- 12/22/2022

on the waterfront Country Roads From Rivers to Indian Trails, Railroads, and Highways-1/4/2023

on the waterfront Chasing Eugene O’Neill The Salesman’s Life-1/11/2023

on the waterfront Neighborhood Baseball: Amazing History and Tradition- 1/18/2023

On the Waterfront Bumper Hitching Recalling Bay Rats’ Popular, Dangerous Winter sport

on the waterfront andrew carnegie's gift: Erie won by losing 2/1/2023

on the waterfront sam jethroe rock star appearances at bayview field- 2/8/2023

on the waterfront lent: the agony of deprivation-2/15/2023

on the waterfront The Great Impostor Gannon College’s Brush with Cinematic Fame- 3/1/2023

on the waterfront big bertha Last Vestige of Erie’s Steam Legacy-3/8/2023

on the waterfront Folk Songs and Inflation Music Lessons from Woody Guthrie-3/15/2023

on the waterfront The Backwards-Forward Car Was Cooler Than We Knew-3/22/2023

on the waterfront Trading Cards We Should Have Been More Careful-3/29/2023

on the waterfront the extinction of the friday lent perch dinner A huge sacrifice?-4/5/2023

on the waterfront Alfred E. Newman: Bay Rat Spiritual Guru- 4/12/2023

on the waterfront the other niagara: green boats by the bay-4/19/2023

on the waterfront bay rat marketing: pour a koehler collar-5/3/2023

revisit on the waterfront the edmund fitzgerald, lightfoot, and me-5/10/2023

on the waterfront sad news follows me to california gordon lightfoot-5/17/2023

on the waterfront les paul & mary ford a 1950s musical bridge-5/24/2023

ON THE WATERFRONT: THANKSGIVING 1956-5/31/2023

ON THE WATERFRONT: HAMMERMILL PAPER - 6/7/2023
on the waterfront the front porch: 1950's social media-6/14/2023

on the waterfront swimming lessons: strange 1950s Customs-6/22/2023

on the waterfront mickey mouse club we were 'almost' too cool to watch, but not quite!-6/28/2023

on the waterfront 'killers of the flower moon'-7/5/2023

on the waterfront building a shipwreck exhibit -7/12/2023

on the waterfront shy club: bay rat dance pavilion-7/19/2023

on the waterfront smoking: it wasn't just for adults-7/26/2023

on the waterfront cigarettes, coupons, and canasta: the card table that killed grandma-8/2/2023

on the waterfront where did lake erie's blue pike go?-8/9/2023

on the waterfront erie was once fishing capital of the world-8/16/2023

 

on the waterfront back to the birds: presque isle's ospreys-8/23/2023

on the waterfront pool, booze, cards remembering the modica social club-8/31/2023

on the waterfront ge's erie works: some kids seemed 'lucky'-9/6/2023

on the waterfront robbie robertson: farewell and godspeed-9/13/2023

on the waterfront jack veiga: bay rat success story-9/20/2023

on the waterfront wind whims: could erie have been somewhere else?-9/27/2023

on the waterfront stanley the sturgeon: our favorite neighborhood fish-10/4/2023

on the waterfront steve: the terribly troubled turkey-10/11/2023

on the waterfront color television: it'll never catch on-10/19/2023

Dr. Frew's Global Summit XV Hiatus

on the waterfront the tunnel: a neighborhood mystery-11/15/2023

on the waterfront a modern 'ai' essay-11/27/2023

on the waterfront our oldest friends: neighborhood trees-11/29/2023

on the waterfront trees redux one person can do amazing things-12/6/2023

on the waterfront 'finding the mother tree' the stunning research of suzanne simard-12/13/2023
on the waterfront old-time christmas spirit: visiting santa-12/20/2023
on the waterfront duped: some cruel comic book capers-1/3/2024

on the waterfront Bumper Hitching Recalling Bay Rats’ Popular, Dangerous Winter Sport-1/10/2024

on the waterfront Daniel Dobbins’ Three Favorites: Lady Washington, Salina, and Ohio-1/18/2024

on the waterfront Bay Rat Branding: Robert Hall-1/25/2024

on the waterfront the hardy boys: Bay rat literature-1/31/2024

on the waterfront Florida Migration Dreams: Buz Sawyer May Have Started It All-2/7/2024

on the waterfront the gem theater: bay rat high culture-2/14/2024

baher ghosheh, ph.d.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence, Board of Trustees Chair

CAN NEW AMERICANS REVERSE ERIE’S POPULATION DECLINE? - 01/28/2022

tanya teglo, b.a.

Writer and Researcher

THE STORY OF AMADOU DIALLO- 2/25/2022

KING ARREST THRUST POLICE BRUTALITY INTO SPOTLIGHT- 2/18/2022

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: DISC JOCKEYS PLAY CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE- 2/11/2022

BLUES & JAZZ MUSICAL EVOLUTION AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION - 2/4/2022

Pat Cuneo, B.A.

Jefferson Publications Coordinator

1918 FLU EPIDEMIC STRUCK ERIE, NATION, WORLD - 03/26/2020

ERIE BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 - 04/14/2020

Global summit xii week one report - 05/15/2020

GLOBAL SUMMIT XIII RETROSPECTIVE - 11/19/2021

Jackson Janes, Ph.d.

Jefferson Global Summit IX Presenter 

and Distinguished Visiting Speaker

Report from Europe: Impact and Reactions to COVID-19 - 04/06/2020

Rev. Dr. Charles Brock

Brock Institute for Mega Issues

BERNIE, JOE, and DONALD on RELIGION and POLITICS - 04/07/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - 04/21/2020

FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PATRON SAINT OF ECOLOGY - 04/28/2020

Bernard of Clairvaux: Mystical Interpreter of Love - 05/05/2020

Plato on Love and Mysticism - 05/12/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - Dalai Lama: A Mystic and Saint - 06/02/2020

Mystics for Skeptics On Trump, Mysticism, and the Power of Positive Thinking - 06/09/2020

Mysticism of Joan of Arc Examined: Patron Saint of France helped inspire nation's liberty - 06/16/2020

Moses: The Mystic Prophet Like No Other - 06/23/2020

Jesus: Fulfilling the Mission of God - 06/30/2020

Obama the Mystic - 07/21/2020

VISIONARY J.S. BACH PAINTED IN MUSIC AND RELIGION - 07/28/2020

Lao-Tse: 'When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be' - 08/05/2020

Mysticism of Buddha: Finding Nirvana Can Be Goal for the World - 08/11/2020

Poetry of Hafiz Resonates More Than 600 Years Later - 08/18/2020

Mysticism of Tutu: Tutu Works to Make Sure Faith Affects People, Politics - 08/25/2020

Lincoln’s Mysticism: He tried to link his will with God’s - 09/01/2020

D.H. Lawrence: Get Cracking with your Definition of God - 09/08/2020

John Adams: One of Few Presidents Open to Other Religions - 09/15/2020

Smarsh would not have made it without her ghost - 09/22/2020

Mysticism, Politics Are Central to Great American Hymns - 09/29/2020

Foreign Policy, American Narrative Linked - Part One - 10/14/2020

Foreign policy: The point is not just to compromise, but to appreciate others Part Two - 10/20/2020

mystics for skeptics: Jefferson and lincoln on good friday- 3/31/2021

MYSTICS for SKEPTICS: John Brown – Puritan Mystic - 6/30/2021

George W. Bush Remarks on 9/11 and 1/6 Enlighten National Conversation  - 9/22/2021

RELIGION AND POLITICS: WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND THE POWER OF PROVIDENTIAL DEISM- 2/28/22

Is Ukraine Invasion a Holy War - 3/28/22

CULTURE WARS RAGE: A LOOK AT KEYS TO THE NEXT ELECTIONS - 4/4/22

MYSTICS AND SKEPTICS: PALM SUNDAY AND THE MISSION OF CHRIST - 4/8/22

CULTURE WARS KEY TO ELECTIONS: INFLUENCE PEDDLERS, CONGRESS STYMIE CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS- 4/11/22

JEFFERSON AND LINCOLN ON PASSOVER AND GOOD FRIDAY- 4/12/22

MARGINALIZED BY GENDER: ALL PEOPLE NEED TO BE ACCEPTED FOR WHO THEY ARE, WITH LOVE AND RESPECT- 4/25/22