One family member loves the snow

I’ve fully chronicled my wish that the snow stay away from the our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. The reasons are many. Snow removal of course is high on my list, right up there with my aversion to driving in it, on it, through it. This week’s storm came through the…

Whaddya know, the sky is falling

The news folks like to talk about snow in Syracuse, N.Y. How much are we going to get? How much have we gotten? How much of this have I heard since I moved here in August of 1983? Plenty. After all, Syracuse is the snowiest top 100 population city in the United States. And so…

Hail, yes. Frost and snow, too

At the start of our loop around the blocks surrounding the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood yesterday afternoon, the skies decided to spit upon us. Aw, heck, I thought, I’m wearing shorts! Then I coaxed Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle onto the blacktop outside the Dish Network offices at the end…

Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood

OK, you’re still the boss

Did this past week of 40-degree (F) temperatures raise my spirits and optimism here in Syracuse, N.Y.? Yes, indeed. Did I enjoy the magnitude of snow melt we’d experienced after 50 straight days of sub-freezing weather and snow that topped 100 inches? Sure thing. Did I think we’d escaped winter’s icy fingers? No, I’ve lived…

Slap a couple steaks on the grill

I hear the boasts here and there from the toughies who claim they’re always ready to burn up a couple of sirloins for dinner out there in their backyard no matter the season. Yeah, buddy, you master of your own universe, captain of the propane flame, king and queen of coal, grillmeister extraordinary. Not me.…

So about this Syracuse snow

I know the snow that’s fallen in the last three or four days cannot compare to the way in which my blogging friends Ann Koplow and Austin Hodgens in Boston and Bangor have been blasted this winter. And besides, our winter-of-2014-15 fate had been relatively tame except for some early December storms until now. But…