I could write for this sign company

Spotted by my dear wife Karen and I during a recent trip to Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, an elevator that was not working. And a great way to keep people out of it. Bravo, sign makers.

Up there, in the sky

Cherished rescue mutt Ellie B Dogamous Pyle and I could see it way up there, but we could not hear it. I wondered where that very-high airplane was heading to. And had come from. I am fairly sure nearby Hancock International Airport was not the answer to either end of the journey.

I’m told I belong

One of our loyal community partners at my library workplace graciously gifted us with a very nice plaque. The director picked the place it now hangs. Even though I am not a librarian, my colleagues told me I am considered part of the order. Of this I am happy.

It takes load of good acting jobs to sum up The Goldfinch

A great novel might not be the easiest path to a glorious movie. And Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. Director John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan obviously were devoted to their project a half-decade later. The CinemaScope is grand. The cast is wonderful. The storytelling … well, it’s…

Sometimes I can’t help myself

The other day I was reading my friend Ann Koplow’s blog and a photo jumped out at me. I’m pretty sure that one of her workplace mates had put a sign up that that Judgement. My brain couldn’t help but scream at the e in the middle. Once an editor, always an editor. My library…

Yes, we will take some more meat, thank you, Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil served up one delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. Terrific daughter Elisabeth and sensational significant George Three gifted for Christmas my dear wife Karen and I with a more-than-generous card from this restaurant tucked into the canyon at Syracuse mega shipping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA. We’d never been to this particular keep-the-meat-coming…

Maybe I’ll try one of their non-beers

Walking recently in downtown Syracuse, I noticed the logo for an old joke-telling emporium on a corner awning. Oh, yes, Wise Guys Comedy Club. I recall seeing many comics at a handful of different spots around Syracuse during my decades as a Central New Yorker. At this corner? I remember eating at various restaurants here.…