ERIE STAFF BLOGGERS

Steph Willding: Advocacy Aficionado

Interests: Looking for new interests. Last summer I decided that I would learn the capital city of every country. I still need to buy the map.

Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy. The West Wing. Studio 60. Ugly Betty. Ally McBeal. Entourage. 24. Gossip Girl. classic 90210. House M.d. Dawson’s Creek. Mad Men. 30 Rock. The Office…..I really have an unhealthy relationship with television.

Favorite Movies: Big Fish. Forrest Gump. Welcome to Sarajevo. Love and Basketball. Love Actually. A Lot Like Love. Constant Gardener. Crash. Life as a House. Breakfast Club. Apocalypse Now. Becoming Jane. High Fidelity. Amelie. Slumdog Millionaire. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Favorite Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Pride and Prejudice. The Prophet. Clockwork Orange. Heart of Darkness. One Country. Dreams From My Father. On Beauty. Llama Llama Red Pajama.

Favorite Quotations: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jaclyn Sharratt: Creative Genius

Interests: being constantly busy. anything extraordinary. sunscreen. italy. turtlenecks. barnes and noble. banana bread. the great outdoors. people with good hearts. experiencing adventures. Pittsburgh Steelers. cupcakes. photographs. high altitude destinations. creative energy.

Favorite Music: Aerosmith. Ryan Adams. Elton John. Bright Eyes. Frightened Rabbit. Billy Joel. Eric Tollefson, DMB. Janis Joplin.

Favorite TV Shows: Gossip Girl. 24. Wheel of Fortune. Life Unexpected.

Favorite Movies: Elizabethtown. 500 Days of Summer. Catch and Release. Serendipity. Dirty Dancing. Finding Neverland. Once. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Love Actually. The Sandlot.

Favorite Books: The Forgotten Garden. Wuthering Heights. Time Traveler’s Wife. Water for Elephants. Redeeming Love. Must Love Dogs. You Belong to Me. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Favorite Quotations: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi
“It is better to have your head in the clouds and know where you are than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below and think you are in paradise.” –Thoreau


Dr. Lee Francis: The Erie Expert

Interests: Le Tour de France. Bicycling. Masters Swimming. Health Care Reform. Public Health. Languages. Acoustic Guitar. French horn. Medical education. Bring as much high quality health care to the most people.

Favorite Music: Rubén Blades. Manu Chao. Juan Luis Guerra. Yerba Buena. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Anything from 8th grade. roots folk music. World Music. Afropop Worldwide. Alt Country. Canadian Brass. Old Crow Medicine Show. Barry White.

Favorite TV Shows: Except for occasional glimpses of Sponge Bob, not a TV watcher.

Favorite Movies: Casablanca. Fiddler on the Roof. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Favorite Books: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha. Truman, Adams. Roots by Alex Haley. Band Of Brothers. The Promised Land. There Are No Children Here. Lonesome Dove. Exodus by Leon Uris.

Favorite Quotations: “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” –Abraham Lincoln.


Ginny Sykes: Video Extraordinaire

Interests: Reading. Laughing. Hanging out with friends and family. Simple living and working for free

Favorite Music: Kelly Clarkson. Maroon Five. Christina Aguilera. Tim McGraw. James Blunt. Britney Spears. Taylor Swift. Brad Paisley. Rascal Flatts. Kings of Leon. the Beatles…. basically anything not rap or hard rock.

Favorite TV Shows: Friends. Project Runway. Grey’s Anatomy. House. Gossip Girl. Law and Order SVU. ER. any medical shows.

Favorite Movies: My Life. The Breakfast Club. Field of Dreams. Blood Diamond. A Beautiful Mind. Cinderella Man.

Favorite Books: Five People You’ll Meet in Heaven. Brave New World. Mountains Beyond Mountains. Fast Food Nation.

Favorite Quotations: “Everyone has one secret that would break your heart…If we all remembered that, there would be a lot more compassion in the world.” –Post Secret