What really scares me

There could be ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks running around your part of the world today. Be careful. Something resembling this might jump out from behind a bush and try to relieve you of your wits and bodily fluids. It is Halloween, after all. Do you believe in ghosts, really? Seven years ago, when…

Badges for Nano Poblano 2015

Are you ready for some Nano Poblano action, Peppers? Below are your badges for this year’s November action, hot from the mind of your good friend Fish of Gold. She’s come up with two versions this year for your graphic pleasure. Grab them from here and use them where you’d like on your blog. I…

The odd feeling in the air continues

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I stretched out our legs and our lungs on the sunniest day of the week with the longest walk we’ve taken in months. Over the river and through the woods we went to … No, that’s not it. Through Norwood Park and around the blocks that surround the Little…

Sock it to me one more time

Technically I was right. When I showed up for the Thursday Night Men’s League at Bowling Green in North Syracuse on Sunday Morning — and yes, you read that right — our squad was listed second on the standings sheet. Much to my surprise, though, we had the same record as the team listed above…

Bob Halligan Jr. bridges the best of Syracuse again

Bob Halligan Jr. will sing with a couple of Syracuse’s favorite groups from the Wayback on Nov. 21. He can do it. When I met up with the singer, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and all-around good person Tuesday for a bite to eat and catch-up chat, I knew he would have something interesting to tell…

A big World Series for father-and-son Mets fans

The other kid from Long Island came up to Morrisville a year later than I did, but we hit it off pretty quickly that late August of 1978. Jimmy Johnson was a journalism major at the little two-year college in the State University of New York system tucked into the Cherry Valley of Central New…