Dreams: where the future begins

May 2, 2012
I'm arriving in my hometown tonight for festivities surrounding my nephew's graduation from college.Passages like the one he's going through this weekend always remind...

Hot apple cider on a cold November day

November 11, 2011
Someone mentioned hot apple cider today and it instantly transported me back to my childhood in western New York state.Bundling up to step out into cold, crisp, blue sky...

Steve Jobs: crazy enough to think he could change the world...

October 6, 2011
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of...

And back to the future — 7th in the series

September 7, 2011
The truth about living in the Snow Belt is that come winter, and winter is definitely a looong, dark season, it's cold, it's snowy and it's icy. Oh, and rarely that...

Only in Rochester – #6 & and GIVEAWAY!

August 30, 2011
Yes, there's a giveaway buried in this post! A good one, too! "What foods these morsels be!" Love the box slogan that's been there forever. There are a few...

Leaving home: Syracuse – fifth in the series

August 29, 2011
The young daughters of doctors in my era didn't think of following in their father's footsteps. Instead, they usually wanted to become nurses, and so did I. An avid...

The surburbs – fourth in the series

August 26, 2011
We soon outgrew the apartment on Lancraft Street and moved to Irondequoit, a suburb just a couple miles from it. It was full of first generation American families making...

Gone, but not forgotten – third in a series

August 25, 2011
The West side of Rochester, where M is from, is dominated by one thing: Eastman Kodak. At its height, Kodak directly employed 60,000 Rochesterians. In a city of only...

An interconnected web of family – second in a series

August 24, 2011
Italians in Rochester, NY were identified as either East-side or West-side. We were East-siders, which meant that our families settled somewhere around zip code 14609....

Going home – first in a series

August 23, 2011
I've lived away for my entire adult life, so I don't know what it's like to live as a grown-up around immediate and extended family. In some ways it's made me the odd...

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