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  • April 15, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    There's more than one road to heaven, so keep your proselytizing to yourself

    I was sitting in the Oakmont Pub in Havertown, Pennsylvania, the other day eating a hamburger when a middle aged man approached me. "Excuse me,&q...
  • April 14, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    From reporter to potty trainer, is this what success looks like? Yes.

    I used to fantasize about investigating heroin epidemics and sex-trafficking rings. Instead I am writing about toilet training and tantrums with the h...
  • April 13, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Transparency, accountability in political conventions a tale of two cities

    With the Democratic National Convention just three months away, the people of Philadelphia are getting neither the accountability nor the transparency...
  • April 12, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    When condolences are easy, sympathy is often lacking

    They say we can always be sure of two things: death and taxes. I think we can also be sure of a third thing. When death comes, and we announce it, som...
  • April 8, 2016 |  Music Commentary

    South Philly musician owns disability, independence with new album [video]

    Musician Anomie Fatale chose her name deliberately. At age 20 she lost control of most of her body. She's turning that pain and frustration into ...
  • April 8, 2016 |  NJ Spotlight

    Commentary: How Superstorm Sandy unleashed government abuse of power

    The snarling superstorm Sandy not only unleashed Mother Nature’s fury against the Jersey coast, but she also loosed another evil: the abuse of governm...
  • April 7, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    A night in the life of Philly's jazz scene

    It's 9 p.m., and I'm watching the band set up for Victor North's jazz jam at Heritage in Northern Liberties. On the first and third Thu...
  • April 7, 2016 |  Every ZIP Philadelphia

    An undocumented family gets a $5 lifeline from a surprising source

    We didn’t have a car so we walked everywhere. On Sundays we would load our groceries into a granny cart and walk the mile plus back to our house until...
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ABOUT ERIC WALTER
Eric loves living in South Philly's East Passyunk neighborhood. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2009, he spent some time on the "dark side" producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio's programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.