Happy Update: August 26th: New Home! Thanks to helping Hounds and a lovely family--Apollo and Cirrus will get a new home and get to stay together! These two sweet and lovely doggies were, until this morning, my neighbors. Unfortunately, due to the illness and relocation of their human companion, they are both in need of … Continue reading Please Help Apollo & Cirrus
My wife and I planted this apple tree in the front yard of our Thurber St. house. We planted it in 1999, to replace the huge pine tree that we lost in the 1998 Labor Day tornado/derecho. We had only lived in the house for 3 weeks before the storm, so the plantings that next … Continue reading Apple Tree
Who knew? It was started and discontinued years ago when Frank Malfitano was the director of the Landmark Theatre. Supposedly, there are even stars on the sidewalk down there on S. Salina. Well, the newspaper decided to start up a conversation about the 100 most famous Syracusans. You can see the list by clicking on … Continue reading There’s A Syracuse Walk of Fame?
Renee, who writes the Bendiful blog has done a lot for blogging in CNY--in addition to her blog on fitness, parenting and other issues, she has helped organize the CNY Bloggers Group helping folks who toil in the virtual fields to come out of the shadows of their monitors and meet up in real life. … Continue reading Social Media Is Stronger Than Any Bully
In the past, I've posted about the decline in the number of bloggers in Syracuse writing about our community (as opposed to national politics, Justin Bieber or "10 ways to get rich quick.") The Japanese refer to abandoned blogs as ishikoro--pebbles. Since 2010 and the near-death experience of losing NYCO's Blog, the acknowledged hub of … Continue reading Blogging In Syracuse 2013: The Gems Among The Ishikoro
I just created a new page on my blog: my life list. I've noticed a few of the folks on my blogroll have what they term "bucket lists" on their sites. It seems like a good way to prioritize your thinking and (as I know from being a veteran keeper of to-do lists) if you … Continue reading Life List
The ramifications of speaking your mind on social media and what happens when others interpret these musings (or how I almost lost my job.) On November 9th, I posted to a link on Facebook to one of my personal blog postings. The blog post delineated my irritation with the actions of a Syracuse Common Councilor … Continue reading Facebook Follies