Orange ticket rush turns out OK for me

How did I spend part of Thanksgiving 2017? Standing in a line at Destiny USA, part of a pre-Black Friday sales pitch. The folks at Syracuse University’s athletic department got into the action by announcing that a batch of season tickets would be part of the big bargain. Men’s basketball season tickets would go for…

Looking good, Liverpool

They did not waste much time getting the holiday lights up in the blocks surrounding my library workplace. Tulip Street and First Street are all decked out with festive signs coupled with light arrays. I like the way they contrast with the sky as I take my walk during morning or afternoon break. Hover over…

Check out my buddy’s art

Dozens of people showed up for the reception to welcome the art of John Mariani to my workplace. I showed up without my work pass around my neck. Mariani has been my friend since 1983, when we both worked at the big daily. I needed to show how much I value what he’s done. He’s…

The plow guy has a stake in our place

After careful consideration, my dear wife Karen and I decided to sign a yearly contract with the plowing company that took care of us our first winter at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Soon after, four stakes were in the ground when I arrived home from my job at the library.…

Great new place for the kids

My sweet daughter and her sensational significant have done well. They’ve moved into a new place. It’s their first joint venture under the same roof. The kids invited my dear wife Karen and I over for our first look-see last Sunday, a brunch date. We were impressed. George Three was putting the finishing touches on…

No slip-sliding this year, knock on wood

Last winter was not so good for my Chevy Cruze when it snowed. My vehicle is not so new anymore. It was still rolling on the tires the manufacturer put on it in 2011. Even though I consider it a low-mileage car, I was proud that my strict devotion to rotate-when-you-change-the-oil got me creeping to…