Friday, March 27, 2015

Mark Segal

Mark Segal

Mark Segal is one of Philadelphia's most awarded opinion writers and has been recognized by the National Newspaper Association, Pennsylvania News-media Association, Suburban Newspapers of America and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others.

Most people describe you as: Upbeat, fun, exciting, opinionated, a crusader and a Philadelphia Chauvinist

People would be surprised to know that: I'm a homebody

What is your drink of choice? Diet Coke and Vodka.

Where is your happy place? Home.

What is your biggest regret? Many, but all were learning experiences.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Height, weight and lets talk hair...

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Helping the community achieve great things.

Which trait do you most value in another person? Intelligence

If you could interview anyone, past or present, who would it be? Way too many choices: Oscar Wilde, Lincoln or Baron Von Steuben.

Favorite movie? Classics like Auntie Mame, Some like it Hot, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca

What TV show is currently your DVR/On Demand obsession? The Good Wife

The worst thing anyone said or did to you is: Do you really want me to repeat it? Not going to happen.

I believe in: Good food and a warm bath.

What is your motto or inspiration? Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? Too many choices... so much of history I'd like to witness to understand better.

By Mark Segal
It was just a few month ago that Republicans promised the American people that if they were given control of Congress they would work to end the log jam and noise coming from Washington and bring order.
An exhibit will showcase the laws the community has endured and shattered.
Next week a press conference will be held. It’s not unusual to have a press conference to announce almost any new program, but this one represents...
My friend Jerry Hoose died last week. You most likely don’t know the name, but he affected your life; he certainly affected mine.
On one of the morning news talk shows last Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was asked about Hillary Clinton’s possible candidacy for president...
Hollywood awards season is upon us! We've seen the recent Golden Globe awards and the announcement of the nominations for the Academy Awards, aka the...
Pope Francis, thank you for your kind words about LGBT families and LGBT children. Last week, His Holiness said, "The Catholic Church must help parents...
Has the worldwide double crisis of the health threat of Ebola and the terrorist threat of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (otherwise known as ISIL)...
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is an organization of most of the professional daily and weekly newspapers in the commonwealth. It is also one...
Why has no one been charged? Did 'hate speech' drive the attackers?
Why is the Archdiocese acting so quickly? Do they know something that we do not? And let us not forget that Archbishop Chaput has continually used what I consider hate speech against gay marriage. Was teaching hate an influencing factor?