May your Thanksgiving be full of joy

What with the family driving in from downstate to share this Thanksgiving holiday with we four Central New Yorkers, my dear wife Karen and I knew exactly what to do. Cracker Barrel’s big meal would give Elisabeth, George Three and us two maximum visiting time with Dory, Jim, Erin and James. Plus, well, it will…

Juice up our air, please and thank you

Cough. Hack. Repeat. Glug that water. Once the temperatures around our part of the world go low enough that our forced air furnace is a regular part of the daily proceedings, we notice our reaction to the resulting lack of humidity in our breathing routine. My dear wife Karen ordered a new dry-air humidifier this…

Great artwork by my dear wife and terrific daughter

Off they went to create. My dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth had been looking forward to the rock painting class at great friend Julie’s house for weeks. Better them than me, thought I. Elisabeth has been into the art of putting her soul into painting rocks for awhile now, placing her creations in…

I’m at the top of the world

Oh, no, we thought. The Gateway Arch website won’t sell us any tickets. Five of us wanted to go fully appreciate the landmark after the Library and Marketing Conference 2019 had concluded. We’d witnessed the majesty from the adjacent Hyatt Regency at the Arch often during our stay. Let’s walk over and see if we…

Yes, there was a good spot to socialize

You didn’t think I’d go through a several-day stay at a very nice St. Louis hotel for a strenuous yet fulfilling Library Marketing and Communications Conference without checking out the joint’s pub, did you? I felt a special tie when I spotted the jersey of Keith Hernandez on the wall. Yes, I did realize it…

You gotta eat on the road

I wondered where I would eat my first dinner in St. Louis. My colleague from Onondaga County Public Library system’s Central hub, Cara, told me during day one’s LMCC19 sessions that she’d found a somewhat satisfying dinner on the night of her arrival from nearby Chinese takeout joint The Red Door. I Googled it, decided…