Monday, January 9, 2017
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH., 2017
I got my first close up look at 2017
Monday. It was the first time since Sunday,
January 1st that I felt well enough to venture
outside. The new year welcomed me with a
cold and cough that put me down for the
I had to go to Scranton to host my
weekly program on Electric City Television.
It was a real test of stamina.
The drive was easy enough. The roads
were in good shape. Good shape for around
But then came the real test. Walking
across Lackawanna Avenue. I've mentioned
this challenge before.
Lackawanna Avenue is one of those busy
streets that features a "Walk"/"Don't Walk"
sign for pedestrians. You hit a button which
activates a speaker telling you "Don't walk"
when traffic directly in front of you has a
When that light turns red the "Walk sign"
lights up and, for just a couple seconds, the
street is yours. But after those couple seconds
traffic turning onto Lackawanna from Wyoming
Avenue gets a green light and, basically, it's
you against them!
A "Countdown clock" begins running
under the "Walk sign" and walkers, like me,
begin a game of beat the clock.
Slowed down by the remnants of my
cold I wasn't sure I could make it across
before the clock ran out. I guess, at that point,
you're fair game!
Well, as you can tell from the fact I'm
writing this, I made it. Both to the studio, and
back a little later. Guess that proves I'm
getting better.....or luckier!
Hope you're moving quickly and that
all your NEWS is good!