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  • January 13, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Get the Listerine. It's time for Obama and Congress to pucker up.

    While it’s true that animosity between Republicans and Democrats, as well as between Tea Party Republicans and their bewildered conservative base, is ...
  • January 11, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    For the elderly, music is a gateway to memory, not just entertainment

    A few months ago, I was approached to perform vocal concerts for retirement homes around Montgomery County.Each time I visit a new facility, music ope...
  • January 7, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Will the real David Goldstein please stand up?

    When it comes to online dating, I am no fool. Not only have I done my fair share of it, but I even taught a course about how to write an online dating...
  • January 6, 2016 |  STORY CORNER: FIRST PERSON ARTS

    Retracing the route of his grandfather's refugee story

    As the debate heats up over where to send refugees from Syria and other conflicts, it recalls earlier waves of immigrants who flocked to the U.S. to e...
  • January 5, 2016 |  NJ Spotlight

    Commentary: Why 'Bridgegate' remains a problem for Chris Christie's campaign

    It took a while, but the Bridgegate scandal is now a part of the 2016 contest for the Republican presidential nomination. The dilemma facing Gov. Chri...
  • January 5, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    The long march to LGBT equality includes a few steps down South Broad Street

    A few isolated incidents at the Mummers Parade do not represent an existential crisis to the LGBT community. How we handle these unfortunate incidents...
  • January 5, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Mummers parade an embarrassment to Philly, should finally end

    The annual New Year’s Day parade has overreached on offensiveness this year.
  • January 4, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Cut back on meat consumption to take a bite out of climate change

    What is the best way to combat global warming? One tactic that the United States must embrace is a diminished reliance on the meat and dairy industrie...
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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.