Saturday, November 1, 2014
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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
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?
There have long been LGBT allies. And there was Rita. My friend Rita Mezzaroba passed away two weeks ago. But her passing is not what this column will...
Something happened last week that I thought would never happen in my lifetime: I got married. And now, a few days later, it still is an amazement to...
Your archdiocese here in Philadelphia stands alone as the only archdiocese in the nation to charter buses to The March for Marriage, an anti-LGBT rally in Washington, D.C. At the rally there will almost certainly be speakers who label the LGBT community as dangerous, a people of sin, immoral and inhuman - and these, your Holiness are the polite terms.
Today Federal District Judge John E. Jones III will rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
A couple of weeks ago a delegation from Pennsylvania came to visit you to urge you to come to Philadelphia next year when our city Hosts The Family Conference. Let me add my voice to the list of those who hope you grace our city with your presence.
Some legislators want to require wasteful, time-consuming, and costly sonograms for women who want abortion. In that case, then it’s only fair...
Mark Segal: What did I learn from my first column last week? From your many emails, it’s clear that many of you find it difficult to sign onto the site and comment., get your act together. But beyond that, you wanted to know more about me.