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…

You win some, you lose some

Snow and cold, hot Italian food, snow and cold, hot college basketball, cold and snow. A happy Valentine’s Day it was for my dear wife Karen and I in Syracuse, N.Y. We started with a drive through the snow to Carrabba’s Italian Grill in nearby Fayetteville. The 2 p.m. late lunch/early dinner plan was perfect…

Souper Bowl IC

This was my dinner so I could get out quickly for my Thursday night bowling league, what with my dear wife Karen having plans to dine out right from work with her friend Marie without stopping at our beloved Little Bitty in the Syracuse City neighborhood of Eastwood. One can of condensed Vegetable Alphabet soup,…

The Cheesecake Factory gets a second chance

After the bad shrimp scampi with clumped pasta and awful sauce, bitter and hard lettuce core, burned fry, dirty utensils, harsh ambulance lighting from the window, et al, what, you ask, would bring my dear wife Karen and I back to the Cheesecake Factory in the mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Detiny USA in…

Another trip to Trader Joe’s might lead to a third …

When I wrote about my dear wife Karen and I’s first trip to Syracuse’s new Trader Joe’s in November, it moved many people to pitch in with helpful suggestions. I so surely agree that three-buck wine that people I trust swear is drinkable is an idea whose time has come. And then we discovered that…