Author Archives: ksedinger


There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them. —The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller In a real way, an era of my life … Continue reading

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So, there’s a Person A, who is a writer and a blogger whose life and writings I’ve been following for a number of years now. And there’s a Person B, who for some reason hates Person A and has been waging … Continue reading

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My car, the drama queen

We’re in the midst of quite the cold snap here in The 716, but…let’s get a grip here, shall we? My car’s dashboard thermometer yesterday morning:   No, it was not that cold. We’re in Buffalo, not Minneapolis. Sheesh! Share This Post

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“Rock City”

In my old hometown of Olean, NY, there is a small tourist attraction called “Rock City”. It’s a park at the top of one of the highest hills south of the city, where a region of gigantic rocks sits. I’m … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

The other day I saw this joke on Facebook and shared it: That’s a funny bit about how easy it is to disappear oneself into a rabbit hole…plus, for an 80s kid like me, it’s a fun reference to one … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about flashlights! I’ve written before–wow, that post is more than ten years old–about flashlights that I use regularly at work and such. And all of those flashlights from that post are still around, except, sadly, the one with … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

What do you do when you’re a prestigious university and you award an honorary doctorate to one of the greatest composers of your time, and the composer deems to respond with a nice “Thank You” letter? Why, you tell him … Continue reading

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And now, cats.

For lack of anything else to post today, here are Remy and Rosa fighting over the heat register. This particular heat register is the only one in our house that is set into the floor. All the rest of them … Continue reading

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For Mr. Teachout

I’ll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term. Earnest is long-term. –Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture” Terry Teachout died the other day, at the age of 65. Mr. Teachout was a critic, playwright, … Continue reading

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Tony and Patsy

Two giants of my early eating and drinking life, Tony Marra and Patsy Collins, died in 2021. Patsy ran a bar. Tony ran a restaurant. Patsy’s bar was called The Burton Hotel, or The Burton for short. It’s located on … Continue reading

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