Discoveries in Where’d You Go, Bernadette carry a true joy

Sometimes the best of us can get lost without really identifying the when’s, why’s and how’s. That’s the point behind the very agreeable Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a lovely and loving piece of work directed by Richard Linklater from his screenplay co-written with Holly Gent (and very much driven by Maria Semple’s popular novel). We…

Will this Clinton Square tree grow on me?

Syracuse city-goers used to complain that the real trees cut down and brought to Clinton Square for the annual holiday celebration were always decorated the same. From this year on, we’ll have the same artificial tree. I will give the decorators this. The lighting pattern is far different than years past. Here’s a nighttime view…

Syracuse still gives out a holiday glow

My hands were cold, sure, but I kept my phone out while walking from the Onondaga County Public Library Central branch to my car. OK, I’d strategically parked it waaaaay down Salina Street by Clinton Square, so I could make the most of my iPhone 8 photo moments on Salina Street at holiday time. I…

Is it still a really pretty tree?

So the City of Syracuse switched out to an artificial Christmas tree for the traditional spot on downtown’s Clinton Square for the first time this year. Lots has been discussed in local media spots regarding costs, the saving of one really big live tree that won’t be cut down each year, this and that. I…