‘Tis the season for warmth and cheer For friends and family, far and near. Traditions abound, some with a twist Sugar plums dance, and the kids make lists. For some there is change Stirring beneath the snow. For some there is travel So it’s time to go! Stay tuned in the near term For I’ll… Continue reading And Now for Something Completely Different
Twenty years ago this month, I started my first full-time, post-college, professional newspaper job in Binghamton, NY. I still remember getting the call with the offer, standing in my parents’ foyer talking on the kitchen phone, which was a dial-up wallphone with an extended cord. I had moved out of my rental house in Syracuse,… Continue reading Remembering Owego 20 (???) Years Later …
Good morning. It’s early and the traffic is picking up outside, people going back to work for real, not just to share stories of unwrapping and eating too much but to actually work. Others, however, will spend today the same way I spent yesterday – at Costco with the retirees, their full carts and many,… Continue reading Costco, Carts and Cars
Welcome 2013! Food, family and – of course – MUMMERS! Here’s the menu: Breakfast today: Scrambled eggs – with snow peans, radishes, onions, cheese, spinach and basil topped with parsley – fried potatoes, rolls, strawberries, oranges and ham. Whew! Dinner later: the traditional pork, sauerkraut and apple sauce for luck. Dark meat for me. Happy… Continue reading Happy new year!
I’m off to purchase a flapper valve, a ceiling fan cleaner and potentially solve a leaky shower head situation. I know. You’re skeptical. I would be, too. Stick with me. I’ll cook for you later.
I don’t believe in resolutions. Rarely do they come true. That said, however, I’d like to offer My New Year’s wish for you. May your family stay healthy. May all members be safe and sound. May your gatherings bring joy and peace With glad tidings all around. May your food choices be yummy. May you… Continue reading My New Year’s Wish for You
I was always the first one up. My sister was the sleeper – I, still and remain, five to six hours zonked and then out of bed. (I didn’t need to take up coffee until much later – I blame Syracuse – though now I’ve all but switched to 100 percent tea.) I’d go in,… Continue reading On Non-Shopping Days ‘Til Christmas