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Rambles With Rosie: Day 8: Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Shortly after I accepted Syracuse University’s offer to attend the school, they sent me a small booklet about what life would be like there. I remember nothing about what was in it except they had a lexicon of terms that … Continue reading

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Rambles With Rosie: Day 7: The Promised Land

My father despised the movie the Sound of Music. Actually, to be fair he was not a lover of musical in general. Who goes around life singing at the top of their lungs. But he particularly hated the Sound of … Continue reading

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Rambles with Rosie: Day 6: Patent Pending

Yesterday was a driving day. Our goal was not to see specific sites but one where the whole idea was to see what sites presented themselves to us along the way The hope was that we would things we had … Continue reading

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Rambles with Rosie: Day 5: You Can’t Get There From Here

In every town we have passed through in our trip I invariably see monuments to those who fought in the World Wars. Here in New England I have seen many memorials to those who perished during the Civil War. I … Continue reading

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Rambles with Rosie: Day 4: The Pine Tree State

Our first day we had torrential rains. The second day gave us freezing cold weather with gale force winds. The third day, made us forget the weather of the previous two days because it was as near a perfect spring … Continue reading

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Ramblin with Rosie: Day 3: Boston

The first images we ever saw of Rosie was a video that our breeder sent to us when she was about 4 weeks old. It was of her and her littermates on a large blanket on a sunny afternoon. Her … Continue reading

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Rambles With Rosie: Day 2: Hyannis

In June of 1967 my father, brother and I drove across country in our brand new blue Jeep Wagoneer that we had named Commanche. It would be the first of seven jeeps so named. I was thinking of this as … Continue reading

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Rambles With Rosie: Day 1

I don’t know when I first read Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck’s classic book about traveling the backroads of the United States. It was probably High School (thanks Leslie Meskin) but it made a huge impact on me.  Some of … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Part 2: Chapter 28

The conference room was not that impressive. At Syracuse I once was a waiter at one of Chancellor Tolley’s receptions in the University Board room and it had been magnificent. Long and wide, with exposed beams and impressive stained-glass windows … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Part 2: Chapter 27

Chapter 27 The Schloss Leonstain claims to have a history that begins in the 12th Century. It did not require a vivid imagination to believe that bit of local lore while sitting in its Taverne located directly adjacent to the … Continue reading

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