Use your inside bark, dear dog

My dear wife Karen discovered that our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle had placed one of her Christmas toys just so on the living room couch. She does indeed favor this big set given to her by fantastic daughter Elisabeth and sensational significant George Three. There used to be more squirrels that…

A lovely job at The Preserve

The new food and drink place on Spencer Street in Syracuse won me over. The Preserve is lovely, outside and in. A Saturday visit by my dear wife Karen and I made my quite happy. We arrived a few clock strokes before 5, without reservations. The hostess seated us immediately at a barroom hightop after…

If this place had been open …

Once upon a time, Syracuse had two newspapers. The Herald-Journal came out in the afternoon. The Post-Standard came out in the morning. The news was digested, reported and printed from an area called Herald Square. For a bunch of decades, I worked for the morning daily. And so it was with some interest that I…

I didn’t turn into a pumpkin

My dear wife Karen really, really wanted to see Cinderella The Musical. She asked quite nicely if I’d accompany here to the beautiful Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse, two day’s after Valentine’s Day. Date! I told her I might even break out in song. “Oklahoma!” I started in the living room of A Bitty Better.…

The makings of a good Thai soup

So now you get to see what I brought back to the library from Bangkok Thai. My usual order, No. 20, travels well the way they pack it at the Liverpool restaurant. The broth and beef lives in one hot container. The noodles and veggies live in another. They get combined in the big bowl…