Kathy Rinaggio, quoted in the New York Times

Taking the extra time to be courteous, Kathleen Rinaggio,  ambassador for the University of Scranton and Weinberg Library Circulation Clerk, changed an ordinary day for a visiting New York Times writer into an  “unexpected little moment” that “was the high point of my staycation”,  said Joe Queenan in a recent essay.  A discussion of “That Championship Season”, a play written by Jason Miller, started Kathy’s trip down memory lane. Reminiscing about Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen and Paul Sorvino, Kathy – an extra in the 1982 film version of Miller’s play – shared her experiences with Queenan.  Kathy then suggested The Piazza dell’Arte as  Queenan’s next stop in downtown Scranton.  Commenting on the bust of Jason Miller there, Queenan stated that “Putting up a statue honoring a writer that hailed from Scranton shows more imagination and class.”

Queenan’s essay ” Post Cards From My Literary Staycation” in the New York Times can be found at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/books/review/Queenan-t.html