Friday, August 31, 2012


A lot of people consider Labor Day to be the last day of summer, so a quick thought on this last Friday of the season...

I'm not sure it has a name, but a lot of us in the news biz call it the "summer doldrums."  It happens during the hottest time of the year.  Things slow down.  There's not much news.

2012 was strange.  It didn't happen this year.

We had a lot of things to keep us hopping-- Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, excessive heat, a nasty drought, some bad storms, deadly shootings, fatal fires, meth labs, strange crimes, a nearly bankrupt Scranton, trolley frogs, rampaging bulls, and yapping chihuahuas.  And, that's just the short list.

Fall looks to be just as busy, with hurricanes, the Lee flooding anniversary, a long list of trials, the Penn State season, and the presidential election.

I hope your summer was a good one.  Thanks for being part of the ride, and have a safe Labor Day weekend.