Tag Archives: Central New York

It’s Called Free Speech (Part I)


Mark Bertozzi just called me.  Who is Mark Bertozzi?  In that thing about the government “of, by  and for the people” he’s the “by” part.   Mark talked to me for four minutes.   Then, when I asked if he would listen to … Continue reading

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February in Central New York


[N.B. From a previous February] February 2             It’s raining!  RAINING, RAINING, RAINING!  Yea!  Hooray, alleluia, amen!  The temperature is 34 degrees! February 3             Yesterday afternoon, I heard birds!  They probably were only crows, but imagine the thrill of … Continue reading

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Here at Happy Valley: Frankie the Rug’s Problem (Part I)


The Bernardine Apartments is a twenty-three story building located in The Valley section of Syracuse, New York.  The Bernardine is part of Loretto Geriatric Center and has 216 apartments occupied by people between the ages of 54 and 100.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Upstate in November


I spent two years in an assisted-living residence in Upstate New York.  My room was on the 21st floor, and my hospital bed was next to a waist-to-ceiling window that was one-third the width of the room.  It was the only good … Continue reading

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Really Scary Testimony from Your County Legislature


If you don’t like the medical care you’re receiving in Central New York, you have but one place to look for the problem:  “About 75% of the doctors in this region are from Upstate Medical University . . .” The … Continue reading

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Upstate in October


I spent two years in an assisted-living residence in Upstate New York.  My room was on the 21st floor, and my hospital bed was next to a waist-to-ceiling window that was one-third the width of the room.  It was the only good … Continue reading

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The Woman from California (part I)


She came from California, fat, pink, and in a power wheelchair.  She left the sun on the west coast for the snow of Central New York for the reason we all move at the end:  to be near family.  She … Continue reading

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