Greg Gagliardi began writing "Progressive Revelations" in January of 1998 while a sophomore at Boston College. At that time he was features editor of the school's newspaper, the Heights, and thus gave himself the opportunity to write this column once every two weeks. His concept was to connect seemingly random ideas about the little -- often very little -- things in life in a stream-of-consciousness fashion. This method was not well-received at first. However, the column was supported by multiple editors and the student body read it, even if they didn't always understand some of the abstract references (Gagliardi himself didn't always understand them). Soon, the column was dubbed "the weekly saga" as it began appearing weekly until Gagliardi's graduation in May of 2000.
The column was brought back to life in February of 2001, midway through Gagliardi's first year as an English and journalism teacher at Cherry Hill High School East in NJ. Readership outside of the Boston College alumni was slow at first, but soon the column began appearing on multiple sites and is now -- 15 years after its birth -- considered to be one of the most widely read columns on the Internet, appearing on a few hundred sites and publications. His first book, Hiding Newspapers on Zebras, was published in late January of 2006.
Outside of this column, Gagliardi remains a teacher as well as adviser to the school's nationally-recognized newspaper, Eastside, which has been named the #1 school newspaper in NJ by the Garden State Scholastic Press Association for the past four years. In September of 2004, Reader's Digest featured him as one of five Americans who uses humor in the workplace. Gagliardi has delivered many speeches related to humor writing, including ones at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Garden State Scholastic Press Associations conferences, and has won local and national teacher awards by Cornell University, the College of New Jersey and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. He is a member of Mensa, the NetWits and several other organizations.
Most importantly, he has been voted the funniest teacher at his high school for the past ten years.