When I was a kid, I used to run two houses down to grab Long Island Newsday from my friend’s driveway as soon as the distributor dropped his paper route pile off every afternoon because I couldn’t wait to read the sports section.
My fate was cast. I became a reader and a writer for life.
That exciting relationship took me through the world of daily newspaper journalism, where I worked at the big daily in Syracuse, N.Y., until the really big layoff of Jan. 31, 2013 tapped me and a whole bunch of colleagues on the shoulder.
Now I write here every day. I share tales from the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, which I share with my dear wife Karen and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. My terrific adult daughter Elisabeth and her great boyfriend George and Karen’s son wonderful son Daryl are frequent guest stars. Besides life, my topics are music and sports and movies. You know, my passions.
On the full-time front, I work in public information for the Liverpool Public Library. It’s a great place, and I’m fortunate to share experiences with such an interesting community.
I also write freelance feature articles for Central New York the Good Life Magazine. Those who live around Syracuse can find it at newsstands, and subscribers to The Post-Standard and can find it digitally by enrolling.
In June, 2013, Reedy Press published “The Syracuse Fan’s Survival Guide to the ACC,” co-written by me and veteran basketball beat writer Mike Waters. Click here to buy the book.
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