October End of Month Odds and Ends

We have been visiting colleges with Eric. So far, his favorite is Hilbert College in Hamburg, a small private school started by – you guessed it – the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph. We visited St. Rose but that wasn’t a good fit. Eric liked SUNY Canton; HCCC is the “safe bet” school but […]

Ablation, Again

Since July I have been plagued with irregular heart rhythms: Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter. Medication helped for a while, but the re-occurrence increased until it was a daily event by late September. We scheduled an ablation for the end of October. I checked in early Thursday morning, endured a 3+ hour surgery and […]

SCS 1971

Schoharie Central School class of 1969 held their 50th year reunion and along with a planned parade (rained out) and formal dinner, they had a “Meet & Greet” for all class years. The class of 1971 was represented by Susan, Mike, Ellen, Margo and Martha, in the front row. Bob, Jim, Bruce, Darlene and […]

Mowing the Pasture

The pasture didn’t get mowed this year. The beginning of the summer was too wet, and then I had some health issues, followed by the need to get firewood cut and stored. Finally in September I mowed the lot just south of our house and a couple of looping trails around the outer boundary […]

College Visits

We have a series of colleges we plan to visit now that Eric believes he wants to pursue Criminal Scene Investigation as a major. We visited NYS colleges including St. Rose in Albany and Hilbert in Hamburg.

We had a decent trip out to Hamburg to visit Hilbert College. It felt like a long […]

Painter Returns

This afternoon I heard Cullen barking with his “I have a snake or something unusual: treeing bark. It was a painted turtle who had left our pond and was trapped against the dog fence. I brought the turtle inside and offered her (I think) a large night crawler. When Eric and Kathryn got home […]

Kathryn’s 2nd Solo Canoe Camping Trip

Kathryn completed her second-ever Solo (+dog) canoe camping trip. Positioning a 100lb dog can make one a little nervous especially if she won’t lay down in the canoe, but other than that she was a perfect companion for 24 hours of wilderness and quiet. Kathryn had a fabulous time and pledges to do […]

AFRL RIEB 2006 Staff

Amish Horse Collapse

Thursday night I picked up Eric from playing basketball at the open gym. On our way home we saw a horse and buggy way ahead of us and I commented to Eric that they were going a fast clip. We began to catch up just before our four corners and I noticed my speedometer […]

Synectics Technical Staff

Front: Paul Tremont, Jack LoSecco, Jack Kearney. Back: ?, Bruce Kiracof, Phil, Larry Dembrow