The flag still flies …

Walking around the Liverpool Public Library to survey the effects of Storm Stella last sweep, my breath escaped my chest when my eyes hit upon our American Flag. Something’s not quite right, I thought from afar. It was still flying high. It still looked proud. But a walk closer confirmed my suspicion. The winds had…

A short move to a window seat

We’ve got some new wrinkles going on in the Communications department at the library. So I was asked to move my stuff. My shift was all of, oh, a half-dozen feet across the gray. Chris and I swapped spots so she could be closer to new Librarian Assistant Edina, who was promoted from her Clerk…

Kids and coins at the library

Walking out to grab lunch last week at the Liverpool Public Library I came upon cute kids in the lobby. They were interested in our spiral wishing well. Folks of all ages regularly drop coins into its yaw and watch them spin down. It’s a great way to make a donation. One of them really,…

My first scrape makes me official

The white vehicle was perilously close to the yellow line when I returned with my Chinese takeout Friday, so I swung the Chevy Cruze more to the right than usual. Too far. The sound of the scrape sickened me. For the first time in the nine months I’d been parking in the library’s underground parking…

I’m drawn in again by the pull of the Sammys

They announced a lot of cool news about the Syracuse Area Music Awards at a news conference Tuesday morning at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood. I was lucky enough to have a good reason to take the time from my job at the library to get there. The news included that jam band moe. was…