It takes all kinds to get the job done at the library

There’s a tradition where I work that I got to experience for the first time this month. Staff Development Day falls in April. They close the library to patrons and get all the staffers in the big community room to share the workday and learning sessions. Our presenter this year taught us well about time…

Here’s to a long and happy golf season 2017

KP and I played nine holes Monday. Late afternoon, post-work for me. He had the day off. It worked out well, this start of our season at Radisson Greens, the beautiful course up near his house some dozen or so miles north-west of the library. It’s a good plan for this summer, I think. This…

From shaggy to well-cut in one swell push

I wondered how quickly the grass around A Bitty Better in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville would go wild in spring, this being our first season of revival here for my dear wife Karen and I. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show. The answer:…

Now that’s a plate worthy of the Dinosaur

Our friends Georgia and Bert had an idea for Easter brunch. Upstairs at the Dinosaur had a little get-together planned, she informed my dear wife Karen. Two settings were available, noon and 3 p.m. I said I’d rather go early. I walked through the buffet line and said yes to the Spanish frittata, ham, prime…

We’re always thinking roses

We left our roses in the yard of The Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood when we departed for the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville in October. My dear wife Karen will not allow the grounds of A Bitty Better to remain rose-less. Of that I am certain. So I made sure to…