Looking good as my daughter heads into summer

My terrific daughter Elisabeth had enough time to spare to meet me for breakfast before heading into work at the orthopedic complex in Hamilton. That made leaving at 7:30 a.m. for the 40-or-so mile drive southeast from Syracuse well worth my while. We agreed on the big joint on the main drag less than a…

Riding across this great big land for a worldly cause

Brian D’Apice stayed at my good friend Jim McKeever’s house through the Memorial Day Weekend. Anybody who’s read Jim’s passionate Irish Investigations blog know how he’s one to advance the good cause any way possible. And the work of D’Apice, this project he’s calling Bicycle Around America is a great cause. D’Apice’s pedal pushing began…

A short, sweet life

In the top left corner of the front yard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, the oh-so-fast cycle of our proud peony has moved past middle age. Soft pink petals, only days from their manic fuchsia, whisper with the gentle morning breeze that stirs some still colorful brethren a high.…

Some splainin’ about Lucy and Ricky

The other day I used a line in a comment on lilrant’s blog that seemed second nature to me. She had some splainin’ to do about something or other. Huh? was the basic response, and so I went on to explain to my friend LR, the 24-year-old from India who of course shouldn’t have an…

A holiday edition of the happy little golf league

A Memorial Day afternoon with our little golf league can mean only one thing this spring of 2015. Even though we all known this is the unofficial kick off of summer in Everywhere, USA. For the third Monday in a row, clouds will gather and rain will threaten. No matter for this collection of friends,…

Pow go the peonies

It hit the 80s yesterday here in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Today they weather guy is calling for a high of 88º F, a record high for this May 26. The peony is front of the Little Bitty likes it. A lot. Almost 3D, is this shot taken a few moments ago not?…