Saturday, February 24, 2018


During my morning walks I often see discarded tiny empty liquor bottles tossed to the side of the road. There is a liquor store about a mile down the way so I assume (which is not always a good thing to do) that teenargers buy these things and chug them down for a quick high. Cinnamon flavor is another hint that a young person is involved.

I do kind of like the label design.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


It seems there are a lot of shopping malls that have carousels, at least around here. I can think of at least three. Some are antique, moved into a modern mall... others are new, like this this one at Eastview Mall in Victor New York.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cato Hardware

Proof that small town shops that are far enough from big box stores can remain viable and relevant to their community.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Big parking lot means big snow piles

When we get a reprieve from snowfall and a bit of thaw the front loaders come in to create eight foot piles to make room for more to come.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

How about Mexican?

When the weather gets cold, I like Mexican food. Come to think about it, Mexican food is good any time.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Erie County offices

They sure don't build them like this anymore.

In the winter it is nice to look up and lose site of the snow and instead sometimes enjoy some blue sky.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lucy's hometown

Jamestown, New York.

Actually it is my hometown too.

When I lived there, over 40 years ago, it was a source of pride that Lucille Ball was from our town. She was a very successful female entertainer and celebrity, and certainly the most important export ever from our little town. People talked about it with pride, but that was about all.

Over the last 20 years, and years after her death, Jamestown has become everything Lucy with a museum, annual comedy festival, a theater named after her, and multiple large murals displayed around downtown. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum is located at the very center of downtown in the former Woothworth storefront. People come from far and wide, even contemporary celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, and Bob Newhart... just to name a few of my favorites.

Possibly the best thing that has ever happened to Jamestown.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Picnic anyone?

The snow and cold has been a bit more persistent that I would like. I am ready for a spring thaw.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018: First walk

It was fresh, bright and cold (+2ยบ F). Blue sky, low winter sun, fresh white snow crunching under my feet. Perhaps it foretells the possibility of a better new year. Let's hope so.

Happy New Year.