Ed Ackerman, a consulting editor and columnist for the Greater Pittston Progress, has served the people of Greater Pittston for 48 years, starting in the newspaper field at age 17. The Pittston resident will share his thoughts in this blog and in a weekly column published in the Progress.

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Three fellas are talking, the old joke begins. The topic is what is the best invention of all time? Read more

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Parking my car in the driveway behind our house was always a no-brainer. That was not the case on the occasions where, for one reason or anoth… Read more

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In addition to everything else on the table, Thanksgiving in our house always meant rutabaga. Now it means rutabaga AND my annual rutabaga blo… Read more

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I had the opportunity to chat last week with a few young people trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives.Whenever I do that,… Read more

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Today, Nov. 17, is Elton John Day.But nobody knows it. Not even Elton John.Still, I’ve been celebrating it for 51 years.“11-17-70” is the titl… Read more

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I stepped out on my front porch this morning with my coffee cup in hand and with a cold rain chilling the air, instinctively wrapped my left h… Read more

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What Clifford “Mickey” Melberger and I have jokingly dubbed “The Mickey and Eddie Show” will hold its second performance Thursday evening, Nov… Read more

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They say it’s your birthday,Well, it’s my birthday too, yeahThe Beatles The average lifespan of an American in 1986 was 74 years. My birthday,… Read more

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My grandson is not quite 5 years old, so when I visited him recently at his home in Austin, Texas, I was mightily impressed every time he coug… Read more

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I’ve got a song in my head.Thanks, Geico.“Build Me Up, Buttercup,” featured in a series of Geico commercials, is now part of my everyday exist… Read more