Let’s go with the spare Orange look for Halloween

Walking through the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville with Ellie B and my dear wife Karen, I spotted a lawn decked out for Halloween with just the right amount of flourish for me. A wispy little ghost with a pumpkin-head caught a breeze from the center tree while seasonal…


A Star Is Born lights up already shining Gaga, Cooper

The basic building blocks that make A Star Is Born a story forever strong shine oh-so-brightly in this fourth version, directed by Bradley Cooper from the screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Will Fetters. Famous boy stumbles upon talented regular girl. Newcomer’s talent (and natural beauty) quickly win over flawed but still charming legend.…

Late bloomers

The Gerbera daisies are still kicking up a storm in mid October in the backyard here in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I’m so glad my dear wife Karen put them in the earth months ago. She has mentioned how she wondered if this was a batch that would go bloodless all year long. Nope.

Lights and boats

The boats were not quite all gone from the past busy season at Onondaga Lake Yacht Club marina. The lights were not quite all put up for the upcoming Lights on the Lake extravaganza. But this juxtaposition this week made for one heck of an October comparison.

Here’s the orange

My work colleagues and I saw for the first time during our Thursday afternoon break walk from the library, a tree around the path at Onondaga Lake Park that I would qualify as truly orange. Yes, I consider this a late arriving splash.

Trying for the L, I and Y

Every time our Library Communications Team meets at the Central branch in downtown Syracuse, the sight of the main sign through the glass-enclosed staircase enthralled me as I head to the second-floor meeting room. I can’t quite figure out how to get the whole red word in the frame. I’ll take another approach next time.

Going, going, bye sunset

The sun seems to set faster this time of year. We were doing something in the kitchen when my dear wife Karen mentioned how beautiful the sunset looked out the window.’ So I quick grabbed my iPhone 8 and dashed out the front door. I snapped at the end of our driveway, a bit frustrated.…