Can this really be the path to spring?

The second morning of Storm Stella was as bad as the first here in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I walked out the side door of A Bitty Better and sighed. My neighbor was snow-blowing his backyard. I grabbed my shovel and got to work. When he stopped for a moment, I mentioned across the…

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Can anybody tell me what this thing is?

During a work lunch trip with three colleagues a bit ago, I spotted this scene out of the corner of my eye. It caused me to fish my iPhone 6s from my pocket. What the heck? Pardon me for my ignorance, but I do not know what this is. I thought maybe the police had…

Make no mistake, Moonlight delivers powerful emotions

Barry Jenkins got so much right with Moonlight. When I caught up with this year’s Academy Award winner for the coveted Best Picture trophy on my flat screen with my dear wife Karen, I sat stock still following the three-part telling of the life and times of a boy, teen and man named Chiron as…

This is what cold looks like in the middle of March

The little temperature readout on the corner of the screen of “Today” reads 15º F this bright morning of March 11. Dogamous Pyle aka Ellie B got me up at 6:45 a.m. to fill her bowl and let her out in the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I saw…

This tree’s a hard one to dress up

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I came across another eccentric tree during a recent stroll around our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. First we noticed the tree itself. Worse for wear, for sure. Seen better days. Victim of something that led it to a big blade of some sort. Then the face really popped out…

I couldn’t believe what was on the sidewalk

Seen in the Village of Liverpool on Ash Wednesday. I saw this pastor from the Liverpool First Presbyterian Church and his Ashes-to-Go station while on a coffee break from my job at the library, outside of Nichols supermarket. I posted this photo on the LPL Facebook page. Then I shared it to my own page.…