January is Mining History Month

I am honored to participate in the regional 2017 Mining History Month celebration, which runs Jan. 7-Jan. 29 throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. The annual series of events explores all aspects of the  NEPA anthracite industry. Read the official press release On Tuesday, Jan. 17, John Welsh and I will screen and discuss our short film on Pennsylvania mine fires at…Read more January is Mining History Month

The Shadow of Blue Coal

This article was originally written for and published on Beyond The Breaker, the website for an independent documentary film for which Alana is a writer and producer. Blue Coal – Initially, I thought the term was coined to describe the bluish iridescent sheen reflected by holding anthracite coal in certain light. I remember doing this as a…Read more The Shadow of Blue Coal