family

January 31, 2016 - 9:26pm
Commentary: An introspective look at a personal space five college roommates share.

Imagine a commercial or movie scene set in a family bathroom. What do you see?

It's probably a pristine bathroom setting. A floor lined with shimmering white tile and fixtures that seem to sparkle. Maybe there's a young child standing on a step stool brushing his or her teeth while glancing at their reflection in a mirror. And in all likelihood, there's not a single item out of place from the porcelain soap dish to the towels neatly hanging on a rack.

Growing up living with my mother I was fortunate to experience something similar to what was just described.

December 1, 2015 - 9:30am
Josue Prado's job is not a glorious one, however, his pride gives him energy to wake up at 2 a.m., six days a week, and drive through snow, sleet and rain.

As the sun rises, Josue Prado takes his first break to grab breakfast and take a quick nap.

Prado's job is not a glorious one, however, his pride gives him energy to wake up at 2 a.m. six days a week, and drive through snow, sleet and rain.

While driving a trash truck was never Prado's dream career, he has taken solace and dignity in the ability to provide for his family of seven. Prado has six children, and a wife, who live with him in Chenango, N.Y., outside of Syracuse.

August 28, 2014 - 12:13pm
Middle Eastern refugees in Syracuse worry about Iraqi relatives living in the violence back home.