Michael Connelly crosses Harry Bosch over the line

Harry Bosch is struggling with his conscience again. LA’s crime fighter that comes from the mind of Michael Connelly is deep into finding out if somebody did or did not commit the murder in The Crossing. Once again, the man whose familiar handle shortens his given name only the more sophisticated in his circles realize…

Discount Nordstrom store, whoa!

A new store recently popped up on our radar at Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, so last Saturday my dear wife Karen and I stopped our stroll to drop in and take a look. Nordstrom Rack promised big deals on great brands. So said the sign out front. Hover over either…

Doggie daydreams at 5

Caught in a pensive mood, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle is gazing upon the side yard in our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. So I wonder about our beloved rescue mutt as she approaches her fifth year with us … what is she thinking about as she looks out on the…

Shrimp ‘n Grits, ooh-la-la

Those trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, S.C. that my dear wife Karen has taken with her great friends for those Girls Getaways in summers past paid off for my tummy this winter. She got a hankering for a dish she likes to order down there in the southern region…

A victorious scream Down Under

Reading through my sports section of The Syracuse Post-Standard on Tuesday morning, I came across a small photograph of British tennis star Andy Murray that caught my eye. That mouth! So elongated, I thought. Was it a special lens used by Associated Press photographer Vincent Thian down there in Melbourne for the 2016 Australian open…

Row, row, row, no boat

On a Saturday afternoon visit to Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, my dear wife Karen and I shot a glance down past the rail as we walked on level two toward nowhere in particular. There was quite a hub-bub down on the floor of what mall organizers have dubbed The Canyon.…

It’s hard to get past De Niro’s big stink in Dirty Grandpa

This sort of sleaze-in-comedy-clothing you expect from Zac Efron, having slinked down Eeew Lane just two years ago with Neighbors. (Sorority house sequel with Seth Rogen coming soon, trailer in theaters now, beware!) But sitting through each of the sex-crazy 102 minutes of Dirty Grandpa in a pretty-packed late Friday afternoon showing in the Regal…