Category Archives: On Buffalo and The 716

First Spring adventure

Last Sunday, Cane (the Dee-oh-gee) and I went out for a Sunday walk in the park for the first time since December. Why no outings since then? Well, we got back from Oahu just in time for the weather to … Continue reading

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Lookin’ Out My Back Door

As I write this, it’s a little after 9:30 am on Saturday morning, April 16, 2022. Though it has now stopped, this was the scene about an hour ago as I looked over my back yard. Were I to look … Continue reading

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Spring in the 716

Here’s the scene in my back yard, Sunday, March 27: Ayup. It’s funny about this area: we always get snow this late in the year. One recent year we actually got snow on Mother’s Day, which is still six or seven weeks … Continue reading

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An item of local geography

A good marker of being an adult is when you find yourself regretting the lack of attention you paid in one class or another in grade school. In my case, sometimes it’s Earth Science, and I really did pay quite … 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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