Archive for the 'Generic' Category

The hits just keep on comin’!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

When I got home tonight, there’s a letter from the Office of the Mayor. Huh? The letter inside reads,Dear Bruce: It is my distinct pleasure to share that you have been selected as the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award as part of the 2016 City Employee Recognition Program. You were nominated for the prestigious […]

End of an era

Friday, May 6th, 2016

After 14 years, I’m leaving Rochester Public Library. No, I remain employed, and remain employed by the City of Rochester. I’m no fool. I’m switching departments so that I can change my work schedule.

Who knew?

Friday, February 26th, 2016

In which, discovering people actually read what I write, gives me a kick in the pants to—maybe—write a little more, a little more often. We’ll see.

Wintering well — Part II

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

We seem to be getting all of our winter in one week. No sooner did we warm up from the weekend’s cold snap, then we get over two feet of snow.

Wintering well

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

This weekend it’s below-zero (-18C) cold. The floor in my apartment is so cold that even with two pairs of socks, I can’t keep my feet on the floor for very long. And I refuse to wear shoes sitting at my desk. The bed is on the floor too, but the futon provides some insulation […]

Screw the groundhog, go with the Pelican

Monday, February 1st, 2016

I saw a sure sign of spring outside the library today. A Pelican street sweeper went by (both ways) cleaning the street. The city doesn’t usually send out the Pelicans until April or so. No matter what the groundhog says tomorrow, I’m with the Pelican. Oh, and I did the long loop to work, and […] 18th Anniversary

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

This post sort of encapsulates the 17-year history of the site. Part letter to a friend, part cycling blog, part music blog—like life, I never know where it will lead.


Monday, May 4th, 2015

The neighborhood branch of the public library where I work, Arnett Branch Library, was named Public Library of the Year 2015 by the Rochester Regional Library Council. what makes the Arnett Branch stand out is that the people in its community see it as integral to the community and a critical part of the heart […]

Thank trout!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Just when I was getting disappointed with my progress in learning Japanese, I instantly figured out how Google Translate had made a mistake. So it’s sinking in better than I thought.

Trip vignettes

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Mental snapshots from the trip to see ONE OK ROCK in Pittsburgh