Being human is more than good enough in Paper Towns

There’s been a bit of a stir this week around a TV interview on a morning show in Sacramento of Cara Delevingne, who played teen girl enigma Margo in this Paper Town. The co-anchors dissed the actress for her answers and disinterest, and cut the session short. John Green, the novelist from which the plot…

Take a hike, gladly, ride a jeep with the gang

The first day we walked around the town of Estes Park, outside a storefront my wonderful daughter Elisabeth spotted a bunch of people hopping aboard a big jeep. We wondered about the adventure awaiting. The next day, we ducked inside, grabbed a brochure, and talked turkey with the woman behind the counter. Well, elk, actually,…

I’m glad there’s crying in baseball

My Mets lost last night, but even during a pennant race, that wasn’t the big story. Wilmer Flores got tears in his eyes. On the field. During the game. He couldn’t hide it from the TV cameras. There is crying baseball, Tom Hanks’ crusty manager Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own. And that…

Sharing the space at the Stanley Hotel

Driving, walking, visiting Estes Park for the first time, you can’t miss the big white place up the hill. All eyes at the my dear wife Karen’s Family Reunion were drawn toward The Stanley Hotel. Something about it just seemed so darn … familiar. On Friday morning, we four walked up from our cool blue…

Bags of Blessings (Feeding Hungry Children)

The Kindness Blog writes today about a program that packs and distributes food for those who really needs it. Bags of Blessings reaches children who feel the love and benefits. Click the link below and read the hand-written letters of appreciation. Also, thanks to Paul Curran for pointing the post out to me. Bags of…

A little light in the Rockies

There’s an interesting relationship in Estes Park between the sun and the Rocky Mountains. We found out during my dear wife Karen’s Family Reunion in this little village at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. So, in this parade of pictures and posts that will continue daily from the Little Bitty in the Syracuse…

Now that’s a salutation

So many exciting moments crammed into five full days for my dear wife Karen, wonderful daughter Elisabeth and tremendous boyfriend George Three and the entire Miner clan. Yes, Estes Park, Colorado, was a fine place to hold her first Family Reunion. I have much to write about in the week or more to come. Today…

The fifth and final piece of the family puzzle

Scott does exist. The middle child walked into the Mexican restaurant in the tiny town standing guard to the gorgeous and mammoth Rocky mountains of Colorado as darkness fell Sunday night and the Miner Family Reunion became complete at last for my dear wife Karen. She sat at one end of the table of 15…

People are strange

We saw two odd things in one day in Estes Park, one by car and one on foot. First my dear wife Karen, wonderful daughter Elisabeth and terrific boyfriend George Three and I were on the hunt for a store to buy some beer, a bottle of wine, maybe another beverage to stock the fridge…