About me

My dear wife Karen and I.

My dear wife Karen and I.

When I was a kid, I used to run two houses down to grab the daily afternoon paper 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 upstate New York until the really big layoff of 2013 tapped me and a whole bunch of colleagues on the shoulder.

Now I write here every day. I share tales from A Bitty Better, which I share with my dear wife Karen and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. My terrific adult daughter Elisabeth and her great fiancé  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.

232 thoughts on “About me

  1. I have been here before, or so I thought. Noticed my face on the likes, but couldn’t find a comment to my name. rebounds are part of life… i started life in the restaurant business but discovered I was miserable and switched professions. Now I teach, which is what I enjoyed most about the food business. 11-12 year olds are much more fun than working with people who want to earn money or spend it or both. Glad you kept writing… never lose your love of baseball. Peace

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  4. It’s that time of year again! I’m coming by with a weirdly stock comment to see if you’re going to join us for NaBloPoMo this year. 2016 brings with it a new site — CheerPeppers.com — and there’s a signup form there if you can fill it out so I know which blog you’re rocking this year. I’m really excited to blog crazily alongside you again, so I hope you can do it. http://cheerpeppers.com/2016-2

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  5. Hello, Mark. How are you?

    I thought I’d visit a friend’s blog, as it’s been a while, and it’s good to stay in touch with “some” people. 😀

    It was a pleasant surprise to see a Link to LinkedIn to Link with you on LinkedIn, but I cannot as the Link to LinkedIn is indeed just a Link to LinkedIn and not a Link to your LinkedIn profile so that I can Link with you on LinkedIn. Update it, when you have time.

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