No Candy Easter Baskets

I have a huge sweet tooth. If candy is in the house then I'll eat it. Unfortunately, my son inherited his love of sweets from me, so if I have candy in the house then we will fight over it. Not literally, but more in the sense that he knows it's there and will either climb on kitchen counters to find it (because he knows I put it up high) or he will beg incessantly for it. It's a real problem to have candy in our house! This year I tried very hard to find Easter basket fillers that weren't … [Read more...]

Main Street Survival

The trucks are rumbling, the lampposts are down, and restless drivers are snaking their way around Rochester's side streets. The reconstruction effort has wasted no time, and the street has quickly begun to be deconstructed first. There's no doubt that when the project is complete, Rochester is in for a fresh visual appearance. What worries me, as an inch past block after block of heavy equipment, is the livelihood of our local independent merchants. Without any prompting, my precocious … [Read more...]