Swan lake?

On a recent walk during our work break, my colleagues and I spotted two unusual birds a bit out on Onondaga Lake. This pair was way whiter and quite larger than the seagulls that usually hangs out near the Onondaga Yacht Club Marina. Swans, decided Laura. Out she, Edina and I went to the shore’s…

A new roof in the neighborhood

I noticed some big construction going on in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. All I had to do is look up at the Town of Salina office building. The piles of tiles and waving flags at the edges told the tale. Soon enough there will be a new top to the brick building. Heavy work,…

‘Tis the season for just about anything outside Nichols

Seen outside my favorite supermarket before my stop for that bring-to-work coffee Monday morning was a busy worker adding to the seasonal display. The man was putting up the corn stalks this middle of September. I thought they looked great, what with the gorgeous flowers and bright pumpkins. Told my thought, he smiled widely.

Feeling like a winner up on the Syracuse University hill

The day was bright, blue and full potential this mid-September Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. The hometown Syracuse Orange football squad was 2-0 as fans climbed the hill to the Carrier Dome to ready for the contest against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. The fact that the Orange has not fared well against the Seminoles…

These Crazy Rich Asians provide a joyful ride

Crazy Rich Asians serves up a generous helping of the good, the bad and the ugly. And the beautiful. Oh, how this two hours directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay be Peter Chiarelli and Adele Liz based on the novel from Kevin Kwan gorgeous. The cast is led by Constance Wu and Henry…

Pretty fall colors on the walk with Ellie B

With the temperatures dropping pleasantly for the new season, I threw the leash on Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and took her on a lap around the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Our cherished rescue mutt and I took in some nice flowering sights at a neighbor’s. The contrast…

Construction on the SU hill, no kidding

Walking to and from the first Syracuse University home college football game, I noticed a big building project. It’s very close to Crouse Hospital, so my dear wife Karen said she’d noticed it in the months she worked there during this past winter. Me, I’d seen not a sign of it last football season. Yet…

Taking the seaweed from Onondaga Lake

Taking our work break walk from the library recently, we noticed some mining going on in Onondaga Lake. A truck in the Marina announced that the vegetation piling up in the bed was 100 percent natural. I spotted the boat doing the work right in the marina waters. Interesting, I thought. Looks a lot like…

See you next year, pool water

The pool company workers stopped by just after Labor Day. On went a new security cover. This baby will last a couple of decades, says the material in the brochure. Knock on wood. More than enough for us. Now it can be colder for the season, yes. This sure beats how we had to close…