Another great gift from my dear wife

My dear wife Karen told me I’d have to wait a bit for my final anniversary gift this year. She’d ordered special, you see, to mark our tin-and-aluminum milestone. Perfect. The sign that arrived by post marks the exact distance from A Bitty Better in our Liverpool neighborhood in Galeville to our New York Mets’…

Night games look different

The march up the Syracuse University hill took a different aura for the 7 p.m. start for the Orange’s game against North Carolina State two weeks ago. The lighting looked cool going up. And the fans looked ambitious on the way to it all.

The swans stayed

On a recent work walk with my library colleagues, we spotted the big white birds in Onondaga Lake again. I dashed out to the shoreline, thrilled that the two swans were closer to land than when we spotted them months ago. Still I tried to zoom in. The lighting had the birds blending in with…