Happy for another Syracuse Mets game

The giveaway this week at the Syracuse Mets game was a cool green jersey. Yes, said Elisabeth, George Three, Mason, myself and my dear wife Karen. Susan, too, but she was down at the concession stands when I was snapping these photos. I like the stickers chosen for cheeks by Karen and Elisabeth. More on…

Elisabeth smiles with her sunflowers

On a family trip to the Regional Market earlier this season, terrific daughter Elisabeth mentioned to dear wife Karen that she had some sunflower seeds planted at brother Steven’s house. I’ll say. The September harvest yielded huge clippings. She did promised seeds. I wonder how they’ll come up on our yard next summer …

Satisfying shed work

Back on Labor Day weekend, my dear wife Karen and I took on a team project to pretty up the shed work so satisfyingly started by terrific daughter Elisabeth, fiance George Three and members of his tree while we were in Cape Cod at the start of this season. We first took the wood they…

Bonus photo from KP

Before we leave photos taken at the New York State Fair, I offer this glorious capture from my friend KP as he visited the big sprawl with our pal Bake. When he put the photo up on a text string with Tater and I, I immediately asked KP if I could use his scene of…

Imagine the strength

While we ate our Peacheys glazed donut, my dear wife Karen and I took a good luck at the closed-for-the-evening Extreme Strong setup. I imagined the strong person in the home-away-from-home parked behind the sign. Slurping a protein smoothie? Sleeping to regain power? Watching me watching? I swear I’m not creepy. Welcome to Central New…

Delicious donut, yes

My dear wife Karen and I criss-crossed the lines of the New York State Fair midway until we found the Peacheys stand. On their earlier trip, terrific daughter Elisabeth had mid-fair texted that their glazed donut was the best thing she’d eaten from any of the food groups. High praise, you think? We went to…

Bye-bye, Elton John, thank you for these decades

I waved farewell to Elton John on Saturday night in Syracuse. Tears came to my eyes after a joyful 150-minute ride through five decades of his unforgettable songs. My dear wife Karen and I had waited two years since I purchased the tickets online. They had cost a pretty penny. So we did the day…

I’ll stay down here, thank you

My dear wife Karen and I spied people hanging out up high and waiting for stuff down below as we walked amid the Midway crowds at the New York State Fair. The aerialists seemed happy. I knew I was quite content with my feet planted solidly on the pavement. Besides, we were on a quest…

Do you mean it?

I’m all for good sign-making and promotion. I do not think I would have signed off on the food promotion I spotted while on the stroll with my dear wife Karen at the New York State Fair midway, though. There must be some sort of food craze of which I’m not aware. I’ll take the…

Shine on

Exiting our visit to mingle with the goats, we noticed the moon rising over the Expo Center. I was glad our one New York State Fair visit in 2022 extended into the Golden Hour. The big building in the middle of the fairgrounds presents nicely from various angles. Hanging out. We spied the midway yonder.…