Chris Kelly Blog: The Emperor’s Dentist

Chris Kelly Blog: The Emperor’s Dentist

BONUS KELLY: This column didn’t fit in the newspaper, so I’m publishing it here. Enjoy! Or not. cjk. It’s good to be King. If you’re not in the royal bloodline, it’s good enough to sit close to the throne. When it works to his benefit, Albert Hazzouri,...
Coronavirus Diaries Day 49: Scar Tissue

Coronavirus Diaries Day 49: Scar Tissue

Thick skins are made of scar tissue. God knows I’ve earned mine over 20-plus years in this job. Some people are powerfully allergic to honesty, and the common reaction is to vent their spleens in emails, antisocial media posts and anonymous,...
Coronavirus Diaries Day 42: Pumped up

Coronavirus Diaries Day 42: Pumped up

As I noted in today’s column (read it here if you’re a subscriber), I hadn’t bought gas for three weeks. My pandemic-induced personal petroleum embargo ended this afternoon.  I buy my Marlboros at a drive-through smoke shop in South Scranton. Window...
Coronavirus Diaries Day 40: In a Fog

Coronavirus Diaries Day 40: In a Fog

For days, a primer on how to keep your eyeglasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask has been among the most-read stories at thetimes-tribune.com. If you haven’t already seen it, read it here.  Fogging is clearly a widespread nuisance afflicting the...