Another snowy day touches down in Syracuse

Temperatures steadily in the 40s. One day in the 50s. Snow melting from the roofs of our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Counting the days ’til March with the fingers on one hand. The big tease in our part of the world is over. Wicked winter ’13-14 rolled through again Monday, with a quick, efficient…

Important: Please Help Save MORE Than a House

Not a Punk Rocker stated the effects of losing your home and the causes that have pushed our blogging friend Merry to the brink of that calamity. Reading Merry’s heartfelt telling of her tale on Knocked Over By a Feather this weekend was wrenching. Of course, Merry is proud, and would not think to ask…

No, the sky wasn’t falling

Up from the roof, there came such a clatter. Wait! Santa long sleeping What could be the matter? Falling ice, perhaps. When that comes down, you scatter. Alas, with a sky so blue I look overhead to find Vinyl siding, broken, at least it did not shatter. It will stay that way until spring, I…

Strange What We Take Pride In

Originally posted on earthriderdotcom:
By Judy Berman Snow is often the backdrop for terror or for light-hearted comedy in the movies. But, in real life, it can be a constant grueling battle with the elements. Digging out and piling it on. Among five Central New York cities, my former home of Syracuse is now the…