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As acting sheriff in 1966, my payment included unlimited Pepsi.

As acting sheriff in 1966, my payment included unlimited Pepsi Colas.

After recording almost 500 video lessons on my other site – The Tool and Die Guy – I came to the conclusion that long-form videos are great when you’re teaching something. Other than that, you’ve got about 8 seconds to get your point across on video before people tune out.

Earlier in my internet career, I wrote a lot here before I got involved with teaching online courses. One of my articles on Penn State football got the attention of a CBS Sports writer, who reached out just to tell me that he didn’t realize that I was doing my writing part-time. He thought I was an actual writer. lol.

While that was about 12 years ago, I’ve used it to bolster my sagging self-confidence once again to re-start The Guy From

While I certainly enjoyed recording videos, I still believe that there are folks out there who appreciate a well-written and informative article from time to time, especially if it’s free. We like free things in Erie, PA.

As I settle into the next chapter of my life – retirement looming (378 days, 5 hours, and 44 minutes), being a grandfather, and enjoying maybe a little more golf – I’d like to start documenting things that are maybe a little more peaceful than arguing about politics on social media. In the end, you’re never going to change anybody’s mind on politics, and life is just too short not to stop and smell the roses once in a while.

I have a variety of interests and I consider myself a decent storyteller. And, I must warn you from the beginning that I tend to mitigate most situations with humor. While I take myself way too seriously at work, that’s pretty much where it ends. I love to laugh and I enjoy making others laugh even more. And quite frankly, nobody laughs harder at my dad jokes than I do.

With that being said, thanks so much for stopping by. There’s really no rhythm to what I write about, I have no schedule. I have a lot of spare room in my brain, so there’s always something new that pops into my head.





Phil Kerner

Phil Kerner

Phil Kerner is a life-long Erie, Pennsylvania resident. Married to The Queen, father of four sons, grandfather to Gracie Mae.