Sunday, July 23, 2017

Week Thirty - 22 To Go

The convenience of Joe's injuries allow him to avoid telling Lindsay the truth regarding his departure. This along with the lack of a big finale might put some Women’s Murder Club readers off. But overall James Patterson with help from Maxine Paetro continues the series.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Story Walk 2017 - Duncan The Story Dragon

In 2014 Seymour Library introduced The Story Walk in Hoopes Park.

The Story Walk, which features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along a path, has very popular since its introduction.

2017 Story Walks: 
Those Darn Squirrels
Duncan The Story Dragon 

2015 Story Walks:
2014 Story Walks:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2017

What's not to love about a challenge? Here is one, 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks, that runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The rules are simple.

Week Twenty-Nine - 23 To Go

Daniel Salmieri’s illustrations provide the perfect picture for Adam Rubin’s great googley-moogley. Might be a tad too long for a bedtime story, but should hold a child’s interest.

Willie Nelson Concert

View from our seats in the  Lakeview Amphitheater
Margo Price
Sheryl Crow
Jim James and My Morning Jacket
Willie Nelson
Willie does not allow professional press photos at his show.
Lakeview Amphitheater - Margo Price on the screen - lawn seating

Willie Nelson - Set List

Whiskey River
Still Is Still Moving to Me
Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith cover)
Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings cover)
If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time (Lefty Frizzell cover)
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce cover)
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
Always on My Mind (Brenda Lee cover)
Shoeshine Man (Tom T. Hall cover)
It's All Going to Pot (Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard cover)
Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell/Ray Charles cover)
Georgia on A Fast Train (Billy Joe Shaver cover)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams cover)
Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams cover)
Move It On Over (Hank Williams cover)
Still Not Dead
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (with Price and My Morning Jacket)
I'll Fly Away (hymn, with Price and My Morning Jacket)
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams cover, with Price and My Morning Jacket)

Sheryl Crow - Set List

Everyday Is a Winding Road
All I Wanna Do
Be Myself
Long Way Back
Alone in the Dark
Woo Woo
Halfway There
Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers cover)
Soak Up the Sun

Monday, July 10, 2017


This evening Joan and I attended our second play of the 2017 season, Parade at the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. We took our raincoats but the evening turned out well. Once in our seats we surveyed the crowd which was somewhat near capacity.

Review by David Wilcox.

Review by Linda Loomis.

Review by Tony Curalla

Review by Syracuse NewTimes.

After the play we went to Parker's for dinner. There we were joined by members of the cast, including Fergie L. Philippe who played the part of Jim Conley

Other shows of this season:

Guys and Dolls
The Best Little Whore House in Texas
Ghost: The Musical
Always Patsy Cline

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week Twenty-Eight - 24 To Go

If you are fan of Spenser novels, this effort by Ace Atkins (who is not Robert B. Parker) will keep your interest. Plus Hawk is back in the action. But Atkins seems to espouse politically correct attitudes that Spencer might object too.