Maybe I did play one round too many this week

As we swept through the aisles of Wegmans for our Friday night replenishment yesterday, my dear wife Karen stopped short. We already had the rice pilaf, bagged salad, chicken breasts, Shake N Bake … This was an unfamiliar department. Seasonal or households or some such. Karen was looking at a doormat. And laughing. She threw…

Mike Waters and I appear under the bright lights of live TV

Live TV is a different animal. I’m no stranger to these question-and-answer sessions. I’ve strained my ear to hear people’s golden words, inside and outside. I’ve hooked the Garth Brooks-like headgear up to my phone to best capture the thoughts and speech patterns of people of many walks of life. I’ve even sat in front…

It’s time to take a trip down the Bialczak Memory Lane

My sister Frannie has been on a mission lately. She wants some sort of hard copy to chronicle our family. It’s been years now that Fran, Dory and I have been on our own, Bialczak-wise. Our parents, Dolores and Frank, have been gone for a decade now. Frank was an only child. Mom’s older sister,…

Spectacular ‘Strawberry Super Moon’ spotlights Syracuse

They called it a “Strawberry Super Moon.” The Strawberry term is given to the first full moon in June. It’s said to have come from Native Americans, who used the light from the full moon to harvest their strawberry crop. The Super label is given to the full moon that is closest to the earth…