Saturday, January 13, 2018

Erie County offices

They sure don't build them like this anymore.

In the winter it is nice to look up and lose site of the snow and instead sometimes enjoy some blue sky.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lucy's hometown

Jamestown, New York.

Actually it is my hometown too.

When I lived there, over 40 years ago, it was a source of pride that Lucille Ball was from our town. She was a very successful female entertainer and celebrity, and certainly the most important export ever from our little town. People talked about it with pride, but that was about all.

Over the last 20 years, and years after her death, Jamestown has become everything Lucy with a museum, annual comedy festival, a theater named after her, and multiple large murals displayed around downtown. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum is located at the very center of downtown in the former Woothworth storefront. People come from far and wide, even contemporary celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, and Bob Newhart... just to name a few of my favorites.

Possibly the best thing that has ever happened to Jamestown.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Picnic anyone?

The snow and cold has been a bit more persistent that I would like. I am ready for a spring thaw.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018: First walk

It was fresh, bright and cold (+2ยบ F). Blue sky, low winter sun, fresh white snow crunching under my feet. Perhaps it foretells the possibility of a better new year. Let's hope so.

Happy New Year.

Friday, December 29, 2017

That's a stretch

I've heard of "the long arm of the law" but this seems to be something different.