Our Regional Market remains globally relevant

It took my dear wife Karen and I at least half a summer this year, but we finally took our trip to visit the Regional Market. As we crossed the road from the outer, easier parking lot, I was struck by the symmetry of the closest shed. Yes, we found other things than the flowers…

Game Night will keep you guessing about the rules and reality

Are they or aren’t they? Well, for sure Max and Annie are total freaks for competition. For that, their friends who gather in their lovely living room for their weekly Game Night fun and games love them. Then comes the fateful night and a tipping point. Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathon Goldstein take the…

Daisies come up big time

The daisies my dear wife Karen put in the front yard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville are having a whopper of a season. When they’re not in bloom, I worry that the mail carrier will stomp on them. But they look marvelous from every angle.

The boat names make me wonder

I wandered into a couple new boats and clever names during a recent walk with colleagues during our work break from the library. I guessed the Onondaga Lake Marina could be quite peaceful in the right situation. Or, of course, things could be rocking and rolling if that was your idea of Seventh Heaven. Down…

Now that’s a punch

I will admit that I drink plenty of morning coffee. One at home in my cup the size of my head. One from Nichols to bring into work. One from Dunkin’ Donuts at break. And yet still I make a face at the thought of a brew strong enough to earn the name Joe Nitro.…

A brush with labeling

The old faithful Phillips electric tooth-brush of mine finally gave out. My dear wife Karen and I had spotted a good sale on two-in-a-box on our last trip to BJ’s Warehouse, so off I went on a Friday after work while she was still on her shift at the hospital. Where might the identifying dot…

One last look at the cars that visited

I liked looking at the cool cars. I thought this baby reminded me of Back to the Future. I knew not that American Motors made a lift side door model. In the early 1980s I owned a beige AMC Hornet hatchback. I did not like it much. My bad. It was interesting how the cars…