A Letter To Karen

A Letter To Karen

Opinion
  You were ripped from our lives and our hearts 20 years ago.  I can’t put into words how heartbroken I am thinking about how it happened – so tragically, so suddenly, and so preventable.  I get even more upset when I think about what could have been.  You would have been so proud to see your nieces and nephew and watch them grow up, spoiling them with hugs and love. March 6, 1998 – you were home from school on Spring Break.  Just the day before, I spent a couple hours with you at Mom and Dad’s and it was so nice to see you.  While I don’t remember what we spoke about exactly, I know that we enjoyed each other.  They say distance makes the heart grow fonder,…
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Thank you, Bills. I’m Not Mad at You Anymore.

Opinion
It happened.  It actually happened.  The longest playoff drought in North American sports is finally over.  The Buffalo Bills are in the playoffs.  Ending what has seemed like a curse is a great thing for this team, this franchise, the WNY community and Bills fans worldwide.  It’s also a great thing for my mental health.  I always knew that by ending this cycle of epic ineptitude, the Bills would make me happy (at least for the time being). But I didn’t realize how genuinely therapeutic it would be. That said, let me lay on the couch and stare at the ceiling as I write this.  The truth is, I have been angry.  I have been so angry at everything associated with The Bills for many years, probably since about 2…
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‘Wicked’ is wickedly good in every way!!!!!

‘Wicked’ is wickedly good in every way!!!!!

Events, News , Opinion
Wow! I've wanted to see Wicked for as long as I can remember, but haven't gotten around to it. Now, I'm kicking myself for missing out for so long. I took my daughter, Alexa to see the show at Shea's Performing Arts Center on Thursday night and we were both blown away! If you're not familiar with the show, it's the story of The Wicked Witch of the West long before Dorothy arrives. It's all well before the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. It's the funny, sweet, and amazing story of a young woman, born with emerald-green skin, making her way through life. She is smart, feisty, hilarious and also - very misunderstood. The show tells the story of this young girl growing up, meeting a bubbly and ditsy…
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The Most Patient Fans on Earth

The Most Patient Fans on Earth

Opinion
During the last Winter Olympics in 2014, I really got a kick out of watching the hockey portion of things. They were great – the best players in the world playing a wide-open style and doing it for their respective countries. When they ended, I put up a snarky Facebook post saying “Now I will go back to ignoring hockey until the Fall of 2015.” A high school friend of mine corrected me and posted “Fall of 2016”. 2016? No way, right? The Buffalo Sabres were in the midst of their tank at that point. We all knew it even though management wouldn’t come out and admit it. It was brutal but we bought into it. And we waited and waited. And waited. It even got to a point where…
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A kid’s meal toy that parents will love.

A kid’s meal toy that parents will love.

News , Opinion
I recently wrote an article for The Buffalo News/Gusto on a kid's meal toy that we love and actually use. Yep, most are tossed out, broken or forgotten - but, this is pretty neat. Not this, though. It's pretty cool so I thought I'd share it here for Totally Buffalo readers to check out! You can read about it HERE.   
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6 Ways to Save Money at the Auto Repair Shop – Advice from Car Coach, Lauren Fix

6 Ways to Save Money at the Auto Repair Shop – Advice from Car Coach, Lauren Fix

News , Opinion
Make the most of your time and repair money with these tips. Don't let a visit to the repair shop put a dent in your wallet. Consider these six tips that will keep you on the road and leave some cash in your pocket. Stick to the owner’s manual recommendations. Take the plastic off that owners manual stuck in your glove box, most manuals lay out a lifetime maintenance plan to keep your vehicle running reliably and inform the owner what needs to be done and when it should be done. The manual also provides solid information to refer to before you get the car serviced. It makes it harder for the service writer—who often needs to upsell the customer—to get you to buy more than you actually need. Get several…
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Weekly Sports Complainer: The Acceptance of Tom Brady

Weekly Sports Complainer: The Acceptance of Tom Brady

Opinion
Me to Group: “Hi, my name is Scott and I’ve accepted that Tom Brady is the greatest of all time.” Group Response: “Hi Scott.” More important than accepting it, I’ve decided to appreciate it. That’s the key to my sanity as a pro football fan, and particularly as a Bills fan. Yes, Tom Brady is the greatest of all time at his position, the most important position in football. And perhaps the toughest position in all of pro sports. For the last 5 years or so, it was always in the back of my head. I would hear sports pundits proclaim it here and there, and like many, I would always point out that he hadn’t quite surpassed Joe Montana. But barring injury I knew he would, and I’m sure…
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