What's New Here on the Peek? 

Actually, there's nothing ever really new here on Po's Peek at the Past because the theme naturally is concerned with the past - but the links below will provide visitors with a quick way to see the latest stories written or the latest ones to be published in local papers or magazines.  If you find yourself visiting this site only every-so-often, this page should be the one you seek. Just click on the links below to find each story.   Thanks for your patronage.  Dave "Po" Potchak, site administrator 

American Graffiti - With a Touch of Jockitch - running (Feb. 2018) in the Mainline Papers of Cambria County and the Morrison's Cove Herald of Matinsburg, PA 

Christmas Through The Eyes of a Child - Christmas 2017

Christmas Lights 2017- Master Po continue to grow old gracefully.

The Winning Ways of Joe Nastasi  - November 2017

He Couldn't do Nothing - for the Mainline and Cove Herald Papers 

McGinnis Bashing Must Stop - a letter to the editor in local papers

A Choking Chain of Events - for Mainline Papers and the Cove Herald

Hand Me A Good Book... for the Mainline Papers of Cambria County and the Morrison's Cove Herald of Blair County. 

Ahoy! It's Captain Dave at the helm Published in the April issue of Hometown Roots Magazine of Central PA and the Cove Herald of Martinsburg, PA 

The Old Stone Foundation - written for the Johnstown Magazine, May 2017 Edition, Arlene Johns, Editor

Sunday Will Never Be The Same - May, 2017-  Re-run, in April, Mainline Papers, and May, Cove Herald Paper 

The Cowbird  - May, 2017 -  reprint permission, Johnstown Magazine, and recently ran in the Mainline Papers of Cambria County. 


My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927
From Left: Son, Steve - Dad, Frank - Mom, Anastasia (Makar) - Sons; John, Mike, Frank, Chuck (Author's Dad) - Twins, Pete & Mary - Daughter, Catherine. Photo taken in Wilmore, PA