(From syracusenewtimes.com)

Offensive can have other messages

There are things happening up on the screen in “Get Hard” that, taken at face value, are offensive. Yet I wasn’t ruffled nearly enough to stand up, do an about face and march out of there as I sat through the Friday matinee at the Regal Cinemas theater in Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment…

This hockey rocks!

The Crunch goes to the dogs for a night

I saw two drop-the-gloves fights by men on the ice but no pull-the-leash fights by dogs in the stands. Even though the Syracuse Crunch lost 2-0 to the Rochester Americans Saturday night in an American Hockey League game at the Onondaga County War Memorial, Dog Night was a smashing success. Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle…

A green bulb sprouts in Eastwood.

At last, I spot my first bulb sprout of spring

The words I have waited so long this March to type: I have spotted the first green sprouting from a bulb in the gardens of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. It’s in the very corner of the front garden, where a good-sized pile of snow still lurks a half-dozen feet…

MIchigan State-style stocking up.

How do you prep for a Sweet Sixteen?

There are many ways, I suppose, for a bunch of college-aged men to spend a few hours in a strange city before a very important evening. Add in the fact that they’re joined by the collective purpose of their university’s sports team, and it’s surely no surprise to discover them in a pack, dressed rather…

St. Joseph's Hospital, as is.

Photo 101: We depart in triumph

The Final Lesson. I expected something dramatic as we say farewell to Photo 101, and the words sent by Krista for lesson 20 did not disappoint. Triumph and contrast. Life serves some of the first to the fortunate and plenty of the second, always. I looked through the photographs I’ve taken these four weeks on…