One way or another, we wanted to see Blondie

My dear wife Karen and I spent enough hours sitting on the benches waiting for bands to start at Chevy Court, back in the years I reviewed music for the big daily. So nowadays we walk around the New York State Fair beforehand and then catch songs from the bands we cherish by making our…

A smooth first day for us at the New York State Fair

The very first day of the New York State Fair was calling out to my dear wife Karen and I this year. We’d never yet picked the extra Wednesday the fair folks had tacked on the traditional 12-day run that’d gone on over at the fairgrounds a few miles from Syracuse for decades. So Wednesday…

This Orange football season, it’s in the bag

The email from Syracuse University athletics explained the new rules. No longer can those attending games in the Carrier Dome bring in bags over a certain size that conceal the items inside. I noted that yes, binocular cases were on the list. They want to make the search-and-discover process easier for all at entrances. I’m…

Up batter!

There are rules that must be followed. Ballplayers of all ages must learn that for orderly games to move on, inning by inning. This might be a little confusing at this field at Onondaga Lake Park.

Where the lake meets the trees

At Onondaga Lake Park, the shoreline has some stately trees. This specimen here embraces my spirits every walk past. It seems to have every angle covered. The felled log even appears to lie in tribute. The monthly Pokemon crowd is now adding to the proud history of the park, and the trees will stand tall…