Straight to yellow this fall

I’ve been looking for that big splash of fall color. Usually I spy slightly changing leaves by the end of August here in Central New York. This year has been different. Finally, this week outside my workplace at the Liverpool Public Library I spotted a full-blown transformation. This tree on Second Street decided to go…

Bigger hopes for Orange catch up with me

I always look forward to that first dash out of the tunnel for the Syracuse Orange football players. The first kneel in the corner is pretty cool, too. This being the second season under Coach Dino Babers, I had some hopes that last year’s two-win season would be solidly in the rear view. Indeed, that…

The emotional roar of Lion stretches long

Oh, what happened to 5-year-old Saroo. He’s already living a tough life in India, trying to please his wily older brother Guddu and in turn their hard-working mother, navigating the dusty streets and mean markets to bring home a few coins and maybe a couple slim bags of milk to fill cups from them and…

You treated us special, Hawaii

We flew into Kona Airport on Delta from Seattle. After seven satisfying days for my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, fantastic significant George Three and I for the second edition of the family reunion, out we had to go. This time Hawaiian Airlines would take us to our first connection, a short jump to…

Book ’em, Dano

They have a beautiful, big library just off the main drag of Ali’i Drive in Kona. It’s next to the Farmer’s Market. True confession: I didn’t see it first. My dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and sensational significant George Three wondered aloud if I wanted to take photos of it after we’d passed it…