I’m rooting for the rebirth

I’m a brick-and-mortar guy. Yes, as all the online shopping goes on around me, I drive to the store. I like seeing, feeling, buying at the cash register and bringing the stuff home immediately in my car. So I am glad new work is being done at an old Central New York shopping center. Northern…

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Now I’m ready to tackle the walk and the driveway

Yes, Wegmans still had that new shovel I’ve been admiring. The metal edge will help me cut into the ice that the plow guy often leaves behind with his big blade. The straight handle will be good for throwing the snow. I like the light plastic purple bottom. Not that I’m asking for a quick…

Let Green Book remind us about building understanding

At the start of Green Book, we see Tony “Lip” Vallelonga operating through famed Manhattan nightclub The Copa as if he owned the joint. Lip uses his reputation, guile and, yes, fists to keep order and his vision of right on a busy night so the headliner on stage, most patrons in the seats and,…

And now the swans are up to 7 or 8 or …

My work friends shouted out as we got to the Onondaga Lake portion of our morning break walk Friday. More swans! Swimming, and close to shore. Instead of flying south as the weather gets colder, these wonderful birds are gathering in numbers. I caught seven of the elegant birds in my iPhone 8 frame. Laura…

I want a new shovel

Two snows into this season, and already I know that it’s time for my trusty orange shovel to be replaced. I’ve plumb worn this simple and honest tool of removal out. Maybe another bag of salt is on tap, too …