Buffalo: A Great Place to Be…From

I used to have a (not uncommon) recurring dream of being back in high school. I typically would wake myself once I realized: “Wait, I’ve already DONE this!” Since moving to California six years ago, that exercise in frustration has been replaced by another frequent visitor to my REM state. In this new one, I am back in Buffalo, working … Read More


Convenient that a guy with my namesake put in his time on the ice in B-lo.

Great Moments in (My) Men’s Room History

Men’s room stage fright has been a running personal joke in my life. Though I suspect that it’s a bigger problem that many males will not admit to. I started taking the Metro bus downtown at a fairly young age-like 12. I remember one Sunday making the trek to the old AM&A’s store to the fifth floor toy department. Lo … Read More

Bishop Timon High School and Dannybonics

I have many fond memories of my four years at an all-boys Franciscan prep school in Buffalo (NY), Bishop Timon (St. Jude) High School. Located in the heart of (conservative) Irish Catholic South Buffalo, Timon was ground zero of youthful Irish pride. Many of us were (are) what some might refer to as “Danny Boy Micks”: Fiercely proud to be … Read More

Art in Perspective

I came across this email I had written to my friend, Richard Wicka, after being told about Greg Sterlace’s quitting his cable access talk show (to which after a long absence he has since returned): Richard (and Greg), I have been mulling this one around for a few weeks now and wanted to add my reflections. Some months ago, fellow … Read More

And we’re gonna DESTROY Lincoln High this weekend, riiight?!!!

The first sentence of an article from the NY Times: “Frustrated by decades of watching friends and family flee New York’s second-largest city for warmer climates, healthier economies and sunnier images, a group of Buffalo boosters gave a party this weekend…” A party in Buffalo?! No….. (sarcasm here) The Queen City may have the distinction of having the most celebrations … Read More