Owego · Weather

Remembering Owego 20 Years Later: The Blizzard of ‘93

It’s no secret that it snows in Central New York. Trust me, it snows. A lot. I would say that 1993 was no different, but for sure it was. To those of us in Binghamton and surrounding cities (including Owego), March 12, 1993 was a 43-inch drift of pure disbelief. My memories of this day… Continue reading Remembering Owego 20 Years Later: The Blizzard of ‘93

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Remembering Owego 20 (???) Years Later …

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 …

Family · Fun

Costco, Carts and Cars

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

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Happy new year!

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!

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A New Day … and My Non-Resolutions

Mom had her last radiation treatment yesterday and got a clean bill of health. The day was filled with celebration for her – a visit with her mom, time with family and a fantastic Italian dinner with nice red wine to cap it off. Fortunately, she fared far better at the doctors than I did… Continue reading A New Day … and My Non-Resolutions

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Top 10 Things to Do When the Power Goes Out, the Smartphone is Dead and You Have No Connectivity

In honor of #Hurricane #Sandy: 10. Dig out the book about the pioneers you have stashed in your non-fiction rack. Remind yourself that they survived on a TRS 80 and Pong. 9. Fold the laundry you did last night in anticipation of losing power. Use the static sparks to light your way to the correct… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Do When the Power Goes Out, the Smartphone is Dead and You Have No Connectivity