We had to admit it was finally over

The backyard pool season behind A Bitty Better in our neck of the woods was a good and hot one. But my dear wife Karen and I had to admit the swimming times were way over and call the pool company over to cover it up. They tucked it in for the second fall and…

They planned a great Fall Fest at The Wood

The Facebook invite from our great friend Michelle pointed us toward a new place for my dear wife Karen and I. Hard to believe that there are still cool spots around Central New York that we haven’t visited, right? The Wood is a nine-hole golf course in Baldwinsville, some 15 miles or so northwest of…

It’s natural to pitch in to help families

Syracuse University put in the call for action before the football game. So I stopped at Nichols early game day morning and picked up a package of diapers. As with most purchases of unfamiliar items these days, I went through my sticker shock routine. I forked over $8.99 for an amount of diapers that might…

Taking a needed stretch at the park

The bus let a bunch of young fellows and a few mentors out in the late afternoon. A coach explained to this curious questioner that they were at mid-point of a trip to play a college soccer game. Out they went onto the grassy lawn of Onondaga Lake Park to take advantage of the space.…