It’s never a good time for a post about horrors. Especially not springtime. However, I had wanted to do an inversion of this past popular post, The 7 Wonders of…, for some time but had never gotten around to it. Halloween would have been maybe too facetious a date for it — any responses might have been only jokey and not thoughtful.
The original post was about what you would list as Syracuse’s (or Onondaga County’s, or Upstate’s) Seven Wonders. Horror being the opposite of wonder — and maybe somehow inseparable from it — now I turn the question upside down, and ask about your list of monumentally awful and wrong things about the land where you live. Maybe these could be physical places like that huge tire dump in Oneida County they haven’t cleaned up yet… or a particular blighted neighborhood. Or an unpleasant place in the natural world where you don’t enjoy being. Or they could be certain unresolved injustices or particular manifestations of official dysfunction. As with the Seven Wonders list… the more particular the list, the better (or worse, I guess)… What would you include?