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Post 10 comes to town!!!

Have I mentioned Post 10 here before? Hang on, let me go look…here’s some 70s-quiz show music while I look through the archives…. OK, it does not appear that I’ve mentioned Post 10 yet! Or if I have, I’ve just … Continue reading

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Seventy-seven

Oof. WOWWWW! Check this out. Trained spotter in #OrchardPark at 77" of snow from the this storm! #LakeEffectSnow @wkbw #BuffaloSnow2022 pic.twitter.com/o220CSGN0X — Aaron Mentkowski (@AaronCh7Weather) November 19, 2022 I don’t measure our snow, because…meh, I don’t need numbers. You reach … Continue reading

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Fifty-four

At last report, a trained weather-spotter in our town reported snowfall of 54 inches to one of the local news stations. This is what it looked like out my front door this morning: That was nearly twelve hours ago. It has been … Continue reading

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First Snows!!!

My friend Shaun Reiter, who puts up with more of my crap at work than he probably deserves to, was at a social function at Highmark Stadium the other night. When he left, darkness had fallen and the first flurries … Continue reading

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A trip to the Gardens

Today we went to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens because in addition to their standard beautiful displays, they were also having an orchid show, courtesy the local orchid hobbyists’ association. Here are some of the many pictures I … Continue reading

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Sunset over Buffalo

I saw this on County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s Twitter feed this evening. It’s a beautiful shot of post-sunset over downtown Buffalo. Our city has sunsets over water. Just like Waikiki! (I know that this is a reach…but really, our sky … Continue reading

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They don’t make coliseums like they used to….

If the attitudes in Ancient Rome had anticipated attitudes on 21st century America, I suppose they would have razed the Coliseum after just a few decades because the rich and powerful–Brutus and Cassius, say–could have made more money on a … Continue reading

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You will believe a man can fly.

I promise that even as the local football club, the Buffalo Bills, may possibly be enjoying their best season ever, I will not turn this blog into a place for frequent football-ish commentary. For one thing, I’m not watching the games … Continue reading

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All aboard!

Today we took a fall train ride. There’s a train that does scenic rides out of the depot in Hamburg, NY. We did this a year ago and greatly enjoyed it, so we did it again today. It’s an out-and-back … Continue reading

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“Twelve Presidents” (a fiction, on the anniversary of the shooting of President William McKinley)

One hundred twenty one years ago today, President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist while visiting the World’s Fair in Buffalo, NY. Eight days later, President McKinley died of his injuries, and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt became President. Being … Continue reading

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