Californians who visit Florida for the first time seem to have the same first impression: "It's so flat!"That's because California life is bounded by mountains that stand guard over us, day and night. Some of us hike in them, others ski in them and yes, some of us live in them. But at the very . . .
Most people think I'm of Italian descent, but we're actually Sicilian, M. and I both.Italian implies Roma, Versaci, Via Condotti, high fashion in Milan. Sicilian? Well, that's another story entirely. This cart is Sicilian. Colorful. Earthy.The island was always getting invaded, so Sicilians come . . .
Our parents are dead, both sets. Long time. Well, except for my father, who passed just a little more than two years ago.And we didn't stay at "home" after we married. Home for us both was Rochester, NY; him in the city near Lake Ontario, west side, and me in a suburb, not far from Lake Ontario, . . .
Our friend and Realtor found us a home thathad many of the characteristics of perfection.At least for us.But alas, as usual, M and I were completelyaligned in our decision to not put an offer on the house.We are back to our search but we know better what we do not want,and that is a beautiful house . . .
Located not even a block from my father's pediatrics office (which would be to the left of the building, down and across the street), Donuts Delite was part of our neighborhood and a beloved icon of my childhood.But beyond that, it was an iconic part of the Rochester, NY community from its opening . . .
I'm home a lot.Not for any good reason.We're just inherently lazy.I mean, thank God I had a career or I might have become a true recluse.So the other day I made myself go out. I needed a reward.Now, it's not like I'd go out for the reward of a walk. Here in the suburbs it's not much of a reward.My . . .
It is 44 degrees here in Tampa. With wind chill, it feels like 37 degrees.Last night, it was even colder.When we start to think it's really cold here this week, we remember scenes like these. From our youth in Rochester, NY.Then 44 degrees feels distinctly balmy. . . .
Every day there's a new piece of research out that indicates causal factors for one disease or another.I've learned to take them with a grain of salt. Or two.I particularly love the studies on Alzheimer's or dementia. They usually posit things like:You can stave off dementia by keeping your brain . . .
That's a nickname we have for our hometown, Rochester, NY.Cruising around Facebook the other night, I looked at some photos from my 40th high school reunion, held this past summer. I am not in touch with my friends and classmates from those days, at all, so I didn't go. I went to the 10th, . . .
Cruising around Facebook the other night, I looked at some photos from my 40th high school reunion this past summer. I am not in touch with my friends and classmates from those days, at all, so I didn't go. I went to the 10th and that was enough.Well, we're old, that's clear from the photos.It was . . .