I can help figure things out, Dooley noted

The question came from my Syracuse-area blogging friend Ermine. She wanted to change things around on her too-dormant WordPress site. She didn’t want to change the whole domain and lose the followers she’d built. Could I help? I’ve made enough alterations here since starting markbialczak.com in February 2013 that I agreed. So she came over…

Meet the Mets? Just go to the Hall of Fame

Of course I know the lyrics to the song Meet the Mets. It’s been playing in my brain since the early 1960s when Jane Jarvis would play it on the Shea Stadium organ and the crowd would be coaxed to sing along “bring your kiddies, bring your wife, guaranteed to have the time of your…

Pink Flamingos dig the February thaw, too

On a stroll around the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, my cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I encountered some grounded birds. AKA Dogamous Pyle didn’t quite know what to make of these Pink Flamingos. They made me smile. A February smile and fabulous plastic lawn ornaments put out…

February finery at the library

The call of outdoor duty was strong Wednesday before my lunch break at the Liverpool Public Library. It looked fine from the second-floor windows. So I grabbed a lens and headed down the stairs. Could we not use some sun-drenched, sun-sparkled photos of the library for our files? You know, just in case. I think…

Gusty dusk in Galeville

I’ve talked here before about the big wind that visits around A Bitty Better in the Galeville neighborhood of Liverpool. When I got home from work at the library on Friday, it was acting up again. How best to show the gale of Galeville, I wondered. I saw and heard the flags outside the Salina…