Oh, new day, says the dog

Sometimes I know why Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle gets me up so early. And it’s not just because our beloved rescue mutt is hungry. Or needs to take care of what’s built up while we’ve been sleeping in A Bitty Better. More than that. She wants to greet that yellow ball coming over our…

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Happy days to KP

The text came in, and I grinned, as they say, from ear to ear. KP was hanging it up from the old paragraph factory. My great pal, partner in words and ideas at the big daily and golf and good times in the world had made it to the good and just and deserved see-ya.…

Our dog and her backyard

Spring is settling into the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. At this point, it’s the turf for Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. She’ll race right out there at 5 p.m. There’s plenty to accomplish. The property must be lapped. The shed has yet to be opened for any sort…

The spring theme over a buffet

My dear wife Karen and I decided a drive 30 miles east to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino for a visit to the unlimited buffet was a darn good idea when I took a half-day worth of comp time from the library last Friday afternoon. The food was great, as usual. I ate two…

The first boat of spring floats my spirits

Taking the afternoon break walk from the library with two of my co-workers Monday, we spied what we’d been looking for right when the marina moorings of Onondaga Lake came into view. The first boat of this spring was tied up in its slip. It was the only one on the water. For now.