Very nice neighborhood fixer-upper

A recent warm-day walk around the neighborhood for my dear wife Karen, cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I revealed a new addition in a nearby driveway. We all had our eyes drawn to this classic car. Maybe it will join the caravan that treats our eyes come Syracuse Nationals time each…

Laughter really does help

I was all ears when my work friend Keith told me about his wife Cheryl’s shoulder injury. When she came to the library to visit him, I immediately shared my oh-no and well-wishes. Ouch, you know. Next think you know, Keith is pushing his iPad in front of my face to show off a photo…

One of these is a dog toy

Our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle famously collects stuff. She likes to whisk past us at the door with a toy in her mouth. One of the above is a toy. The other demonstrates her trapping ability. Winter outdoor mice have no chance against this dog, who then leaves them proudly for…

A grand time was had by all

Some of you told me in comments after seeing my excitement in my early Friday morning post that you’d like to see how the Liverpool Public Library Grand Reopening went. The community came together in a very special way. Patrons, dignitaries and staffers appreciated all the hard work of the past year. The ribbon was…

The Peanut Butter Falcon hits the sweet spot

Zak doesn’t lack for endless spirit or proper anger, living as a twentysomething in a center for seniors somewhere in the south. He’s a fellow with no family, a man with Down syndrome, a resident who’s won over his roommate in his quest to escape that lonely existence into the big, wild world. They’ve watched…

What does Kobe Bryant’s passing mean to you?

As the news outlets swirl with the tragic news of the death of 41-year-old former basketball star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna today in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, many thoughts crowd my mind. Too early. So shocking. Oh, what brings this nation together. A man who was accused of sexual assault…

Another perspective

My dear wife Karen and I decided in the store that we liked this piece for our living room back when we initially moved from Eastwood to Galeville. Then we had a lively art discussion about which direction it should hang. Lately, coming on four years later, I’ve been looking at the piece and puzzling…