Nichols of Liverpool gets my dear wife’s approval

I’ve got my morning routine down before I settle into my desk at the Liverpool Public Library. I leave the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood at least 10 minutes earlier than needed. I like the cushion of time, one. And two: After pulling into my spot in the underground garage, I…

Drink, eat and be merry

To every Family Reunion there must come the Group Meal. When the destination for the vacation is a locale where nobody in the gang resides, that adds to the inherent challenges. Who likes what type of food? What time does everybody prefer to eat? (Don’t forget to factor in the time zones everybody involved started…

What’s in store for us today?

I’ve joked about the T-shirt-iness of the downtown stretch of Estes Park. Surely, the shop owners have set up racks of Rocky Mountain-loving wear daring you to plunk down your 20 bucks and call it your own. What tourist town doesn’t? Truth be known, on the grand scale of Where I’ve Been, this destination for…

Bags of Blessings (Feeding Hungry Children)

The Kindness Blog writes today about a program that packs and distributes food for those who really needs it. Bags of Blessings reaches children who feel the love and benefits. Click the link below and read the hand-written letters of appreciation. Also, thanks to Paul Curran for pointing the post out to me. Bags of…

Blue skies, red shells fill downtown for first fest of season

Life was good for thousands of reasons Saturday afternoon as the crowds spilled into Syracuse’s Clinton Square. The sun was shining, and the temperature one the AXA/Equitable Tower peeking through the nearer buildings read an oh-so-pleasant 64º F. Crawfish Festival pulsed with people of all sizes and ages and colors, this first of a series…

Flag girls on South Salina Street

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yeah, we have

Today’s the official one in the books. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Take out your best green clothes? It started here in Syracuse with our annual downtown parade. Thousands lined the curbs of Clinton Square and South Salina Street to catch the spectacle. My dear wife Karen and I have always thought, in fact, that the…