Sunday, November 19, 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 Eight
Week Nine
Week Ten
Week Eleven
Week Twelve
Week Thirteen
Week Fourteen
Week Fifteen
Week Sixteen
Week Seventeen
Week Eighteen
Week Nineteen
Week Twenty
Week Twenty-One
Week Twenty-Two
Week Twenty-Three
Week Twenty-Four
Week Twenty-Five
Week Twenty-Six
Week Twenty-Seven
Week Twenty-Eight
Week Twenty-Nine
Week Thirty
Week Thirty-One 
Week Thirty-Two
Week Thirty-Three
Week Thirty-Four
Week Thirty-Six
Week Thirty-Seven 
Week Thirty-Eight
Week Thirty-Nine
Week Forty 
Week Forty-One
Week Forty-Two
Week Forty-Three 
Week Forty-Four
Week Forty-Five
Week Forty-Six 

Week Forty-Six - 6 To Go

The subplots have topical relevancy. Grishman’s main characters, Mark, Todd, and Zola, take risks and coupled with luck eventually succeed in the law profession.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Osage-Orange Road Trip

Since snow is forecast for the weekend. Joan and I decided to make our annual trek for osage-oranges.
The Mill Pond on Rt. 90 was without birds. There is a sign near the street announcing a Christmas pageant at the Seven Day Adventist school.

Entering the village of Aurora we drove slowly up to the Morehouse residence. The area under the Osage Orange tree was densely covered. Turning around in a driveway we parked on the Osage Orange tree side of the road.
Mrs. Claire Morehouse, the owner of the tree, has us permission to collect  as many Osage Oranges as we wished.

We filled 11 Wegmans  bags.  We took trip to Long State Park, but before reaching the entrance we stopped along the road to gather some bittersweet. The park was quiet with no bird activity and one lone car with driver.

Making our way home we went passed the tree outside Scipio Center. The road was covered with rotten Osage Oranges and since we had an abundance we did not stop.

We concluded our trip by shopping at Aldi's.

Still on tree
Gnarly Bark

Former adventures:        
November 19, 2009
November 14, 2010
November 13, 2011
November 21, 2013

November 15, 2015

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fallen Stars Memorial

Cayuga College
Fallen Stars Memorial
In Honor of New York State's Men and Women
Who died in Iraq and Afghanistan


Week Forty-Five - 7 To Go

The clever queen of the mystery novel, Agatha Christie, achieves the ultimate ending in this enthralling mystery. False leads coupled with a tantalizing plot will  keep you guessing until the end.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Syracuse Newspaper Article

Above photos taken at 2010 Westcott Fair

Week Forty-Four - 8 To Go

Your basic whodunit steeped in Navajo cultural information. While some reviewer judged that story line was a bit flat, Tony Hillerman does flesh out the complex relationships of the main characters, Jim, Joe, Louisa and Bernie.