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About colealpaugh

Cole Alpaugh's newspaper career began in the early 80s, starting with small daily papers in Maryland and Massachusetts, where his stories won national awards. His most recent job was at a large daily in Central New Jersey, where his "true life" essays included award-winning pieces on a traveling rodeo and an in-depth story on an emergency room doctor that was nominated by Gannett News Service for a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. Cole also contracted with two Manhattan-based news agencies, covering conflicts in Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Thailand and Cambodia. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, as well as most newspapers in America. Cole is currently a freelance photographer and novelist living in Northeast Pennsylvania, where he spends afternoons in a virtual running race around the equator, and evenings watching his daughter's magical stage performances. You can find him online at ColeAlpaugh.com.

The Stink Found on High Moral Ground

It’s interesting to hear my close friends gripe about the “lazy” people their hard-earned dollars are wasted upon. These are small business owners who’ve put everything on the line to scrape by, have left blood, sweat, and a few tears … Continue reading

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Message to School Board Members:

“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” – Stephen Covey

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Are You Smarter Than A Physician?

An example of school guidance to be followed.

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the withering hate argument …

“Which bathroom? C’mon, spit it out!”

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Trivia: Groundhog Day Lasted 38 Days. Kristallnacht Lasted 2 Days.

On buses, trains and park benches, Jews had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-Semitic ideas. Jewish school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of Jews in the playground by … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty Tosses a Mexican Mom

Kid comes to America when she’s 14 to escape poverty. In order to work at an amusement park for minimum wage and no benefits, she writes a fake Social Security number on the job application (the number was not and … Continue reading

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Hannah the Hypocrite

So, Hannah Moskowitz, shame on me? You went public with your disdain for people who refused to support Hillary because of her disgusting, destructive, and FEC rule violating campaign against Bernie. And that’s not to mention Hillary is the most … Continue reading

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A simple letter about love and acceptance

I received this letter from a friend amid the recent swirl of controversy regarding the new Title IX mandate. I was about to transcribe it here when I realized it might lose some of its strength. With permission I share … Continue reading

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The Real Faces of Those You Fear

Western Wayne School Board members AJ Gaudenzi and Roger Shaffer Jr have posted that the teenager in the rainbow swim suit using the high school boys room – and the teen in the bikini using the girls room – would … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Outrun a Tranny, Hold Up an Angry Sign

Meet 17-year-old Jane Doe. She was born John Doe, but has spent the last dozen years of her life identifying as a female. As is typical with transgender kids, Jane is from a non-abusive home, has no criminal record nor … Continue reading

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