Tales from the Road : The Old Neighborhood

It is still crazy for me to realize that I moved to Albany 29 years ago this August, and haven’t lived here for 24 years. This morning we had breakfast in our old neighborhood. The picture above is of the parking lot of the local Hannafords. It used to be Stop and...

A Change of Season

In gearing up to move to Ireland, landing here and getting settled, this site served as a great way to keep a lot of people informed as to what we were up to. I enjoy writing, so it worked well. At this point in time, we are in a different season of life. My focus has...

Happy Anniversary

I have two anniversaries this week. In 3 days it will be our 3 month anniversary of arriving in Dublin….more on that later this week. Today however, is the 6 month anniversary of my oral surgery, and I thought it’d be a good time to do a quick update on...

5 Changes that Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds

I was planning to write today about what I wish I would have majored in in college. However, as I looked in the mirror to brush my teeth, it reminded me of something I’ve been wanting to write for a long time. Here it is… I am wearing an ugly yellow flannel...

Not How We Scripted It…

So, for the past several month I had this idea.  Once I was done working at the Vineyard at the end of May, I would start writing daily blog entries about the process we are going through as we move to Dublin. I imagined having hours each day to write…to finish...

Things I Love About Ithaca – So Much Great Music

While there is not so much in the winter, spring, summer and fall around Ithaca are full of a lot of great, free, outdoor music. Whether it is at one of the many festivals through out the area, music series such as at @ Taughannock State Park or the Commons,  or just...