If this place had been open …

Once upon a time, Syracuse had two newspapers. The Herald-Journal came out in the afternoon. The Post-Standard came out in the morning. The news was digested, reported and printed from an area called Herald Square. For a bunch of decades, I worked for the morning daily. And so it was with some interest that I…

I didn’t turn into a pumpkin

My dear wife Karen really, really wanted to see Cinderella The Musical. She asked quite nicely if I’d accompany here to the beautiful Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse, two day’s after Valentine’s Day. Date! I told her I might even break out in song. “Oklahoma!” I started in the living room of A Bitty Better.…

Prime territory

The red logo sign sure is appealing set as it is in this Hanover Square scene in downtown Syracuse. I went home for dinner with my dear wife Karen, standard weekday date.

Oh, what a pretty idea

My nightfall walk around downtown Syracuse brought a brand new sight across Warren Street from Hanover Square. I like the idea of the horizontal lighting above the sidewalk. I’m not sure if it’s just for the holiday season or something that will stay up longer. I root for something more permanent.

Hanover Square meets my swirly light needs

I was glad to see during the walk attached to my recent work trip to downtown Syracuse that the skinny trees in historic Hanover Square still make great holiday light decorations. Yes, just like the center tree on our front lawn. I have suggested to my dear wife Karen that I’d like to leave our…

Skate away, fans of winter

My recent work trip to downtown Syracuse allowed me to appreciate the fun folks get from the Clinton Square skating rink. The sleds they use to teach the newbies seem to build confidence. Great invention, that.