Me, playing catch with my son inside my head. Nothing like the actual, real-life version. | Image via Field of Dreams. Have you ever heard a story so many times you begin to think you actually remember it first-hand? When I was a kid with a too-big hat sitting over my ears and a too-big […]Read More Expectation vs. Reality: taking my son for his first baseball glove
Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190217/erie-hospitals-undergo-major-renovation-expansion Our city has two hospitals, and each of them is planning to spend nine figures upgrading and adding to their facilities this year. That’s $130 million for Saint Vincent and $111 million for UPMC Hamot. Wow. Here’s a good rundown of Saint Vincent’s plans […]Read More Huge expansions at UPMC Hamot and Saint Vincent – Something good happened in Erie, 2/21/2019
Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.yourerie.com/closings-and-delays There is something very on-brand about the Polar Vortex again selecting Idiotville among its targets. This week we’re celebrating a couple of things that we need the cold in order to achieve. Some things guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and halfway […]Read More Return of the Polar Vortex – Something good happened in Erie, 1/31/2019
Melissa Bahle’s kindness is making the world a better place. | Photo from Christopher Millette, Erie Times-News Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190121/coat-drive-blessing-boxes-part-of-womans-guerrilla-generosity This week’s feature starts out with something good about the internet, which seems like a rare story these days. Melissa Bahle happened to be perusing around online […]Read More Melissa Bahle is a “guerrilla” – Something good happened in Erie, 1/24/2019
What a year it’s been in Erie. We’ve had meth, plenty of heroin, broke the murder record, almost broke the snowfall record just to have it yanked way back by some professional buzzkillers, and we’ve had plenty of local political news as well. We’ve had at least as much good news as bad, though it […]Read More The Idiotville 2018 Year in Review
Daddy and daughter deal with Santa and growing older.
Photo by Prevedi Domani | Multimedia Graphic Design Here’s a fun game: think of something you love. Football. Beer. Star Trek. Ripping pre-verbal kids out of their mothers’ arms at the southern border. I don’t know what you love – doesn’t matter. Now think of why you love that thing. Chances are, it’s easy to come […]Read More It’s not just okay to love Erie. It’s impossible not to love Erie