DRIVING ME CRAZY

Laurie and John Wiles

Laurie Bogart Morrow

Laurie Bogart Morrow
Location
Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
Birthday
April 04
Title
Journalist and Author
Company
Lower Forty Productions
Bio
Writer, author of THE HARDSCRABBLE CHRONICLES, an autobiographical account of life in a small New England village; COLD NOSES & WARM HEARTS, a compilation of dog stories, among others.

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Come, Ebenezer!

NAMES FOR A CHRISTMAS PUPPY

By Laurie Bogart Morrow, author of The Giant Book of Dog Names

It’s just like all those Christmas cards that picture an adorable puppy wearing a Santa hat peeking out of a stocking—except this time, it’s real and he’s yours. Read full post »

Come, Ebenezer!

NAMES FOR A CHRISTMAS PUPPY

By Laurie Bogart Morrow, author of The Giant Book of Dog Names

It’s just like all those Christmas cards that picture an adorable puppy wearing a Santa hat peeking out of a stocking—except this time, it’s real and he’s yours. Read full post »

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2015 Sierra Denali 2500 4WD Crew Cab

First impressions?

JOHN:  Big.  No, wait…B-I-G, as in humongous, driveway-filling.  A Texas ranch-sized T-R-U-C-K.  We drove the Sierra Denali 2500 with the “Duramax  Plus Package”—Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo DRead full post »

Driving Me Crazy

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

Not Really That Small

By John and Laurie Wiles

 

First impressions?

LAURIE:      What came to mind was Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”— about halfway between the Second Age, the “whiningRead full post »

Driving Me Crazy

The HYUNDAI Elantra, Azera Ltd., and 2015 Genesis:

Why All Three in One Column

By John and Laurie Wiles

 

First impressions?

 

LAURIE:      Well, bundling three Hyundai’s into one car review reminds me of the Three Little Pigs.  Read full post »

2014 BUICK LACROSSE—Premium 2-1SR

Our make-believe reporter returns yet again with another slate of riveting questions to ask sixty-something married couple John and Laurie Wiles, whose long and enduring marriage answers the question, “Can a sixty-something married couple candidly discus/Read full post »

2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO 2SS COUPE

 

 

First impressions?

 

JOHN:         Can you say NASCAR?  Varoom, varoom!  Talledega?  Jeff Gordon?

I am not even a NASCAR guy, but the low, sleek styling of the Camaro had me strapped in, talkinRead full post »

JULY 28, 2014 7:30AM

YUKON GOLD


The 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD SLT

 

We join our make-believe interviewer, who questions long-married couple John and Laurie Wiles yet again for another insightful car review.  This week, it’s the Yukon full-size SUV. 

 

What were your first impressions of the GMC Yukon?Read full post »

DRIVING ME CRAZY

 

ITALIAN ICE: The Fiat 500

 

 

LAURIE:      For those of you who read our last column, thanks for returning for yet another installment of “Driving Me Crazy”—(or, as it’s affectionately called in our household, &ldq/Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 6:53AM

Driving Me Crazy: PORSCHE CAYMAN

 


DRIVING ME CRAZY

 

By Laurie and John Wiles


LAURIE:      I have devised a secret test.  I judge every passenger car and truck I review by this test.  It’s relatively simple.  The scale goes from “one” to “five,” and &Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 6:53AM

Driving Me Crazy: PORSCHE CAYMAN

 


DRIVING ME CRAZY

 

By Laurie and John Wiles


LAURIE:      I have devised a secret test.  I judge every passenger car and truck I review by this test.  It’s relatively simple.  The scale goes from “one” to “five,” and &Read full post »

2014 Buick Lacrosse

John
I have a new appreciation for Buick commercials, you know, the ones where no one believes it is a Buick. I can also appreciate the ones where Shaquille O’Neal says “You don’t know Buick.” “Why?” you ask. (And thank you for asking.) &ldqu/… Read full post »

The 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD

A Big SUV that Delivers Big

By Laurie and John Wiles

 

John

The Yukon is a BIG vehicle. “Land Yacht” comes to mind to describe it. Big, luxurious, with lots of ‘bells and whistles’, like built in TV, remote keylessRead full post »

 

FATE DEALT MARIE ANTOINETTE A LOW BLOW—not the queen who lost her head on the business end of a guillotine, but a freshly widowed woman who, after sixty-two years of marriage, lost her beloved husband and, a month later, was about to lose her beloved twenty-five year-old cat. Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2013 12:08PM

Poison Ivy and the Ford Taurus SHO

POISON IVY AND THE FORD TAURUS SHO

WAITING IN MY DRIVEWAY to be put through its paces was a ruby red 2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD, the “super high output,” slick, souped-up sport version of one of America’s most popular cars since the Taurus was introduced in 1989.  Its/Read full post »

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JUNE 7, 2013 12:08PM

Poison Ivy and the Ford Taurus SHO

POISON IVY AND THE FORD TAURUS SHO

WAITING IN MY DRIVEWAY to be put through its paces was a ruby red 2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD, the “super high output,” slick, souped-up sport version of one of America’s most popular cars since the Taurus was introduced in 1989.  Its/Read full post »

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LAURIE BOGART MORROW is the author of The Hardscrabble Chronicles (Penguin Putnam), The Woman Angler (St. Martins Press), and most recently, The Giant Book of Dog Names (Simon and Schuster).  Born and bred in New York, she is a real “hands-on” grandmother of five that has, for thirty… Read full post »

It was the worst kind of snowfall—heavy and wet enough to coat the roads with an icy veneer.  What’s more, it was coming down fast and hard; visibility was almost nil, maybe thirty yards.  Living as I do in northern New England, you get good at gauging winter storms.  But oRead full post »

I was in Los Angeles last week and it crossed my mind that I might be there when an earthquake struck.  The notion did not sit well with me.  Who knew that just a half-hour ago, there would be a 4.6 earthquake not twenty miles from my dooryard!  The house shook,… Read full post »

THE GIANT BOOK OF DOG NAMES, by me--Laurie Bogart Morrow--was released today by Simon and Schuster.  It is available at bookstores around the country and online.  Over 5,000 names appropriate for all types of dogs are listed with interesting anecdotes and descriptions.  This is a very… Read full post »


This week I drove the 2012 Nissan SL Rogue, an “Intuitive All-Wheel-Drive” (AWD) crossover vehicle with a 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine that purports to get 22 mpg city and 26 mpg highway and I got a little bit better.  The one I drove was graphite blue, a nice color,… Read full post »

This week I'm reviewing the Toyota Yaris, a car I was ready to hate. To behold, it is a low, small, trunkless car that purports to get 30/35 miles city/highway per gallon.  I am a grandmother with dogs.  There would be no place to put any or all of them.  The… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2011 8:28AM

Hardscrabble Soup--A Meal Fit for a King

Whilst (whilst is one of those words one seems to spout out whilst speaking of Things English) visiting Hampton Court, the palace of King Henry VIII, I was suddenly struck by something—a thought, not an axe, as Hank was wont on at least two occasions to do.  A great consumer of/Read full post »

Honda Accord 

The year was 1982.  It was a very good year.  I had two young sons, one four-years-old and the other, two.  We had been driving a Toyota Landcruiser—not the stylish SUV of today, but its predecessor—the square, two-door answer to the Jeep that had precious liRead full post »

APRIL 8, 2010 8:45PM

The VINTAGE WOMAN Goes HOLLYWOOD

 The Vintage Woman Goes Hollywood

By Laurie Bogart Morrow

Margaret in Pink 

Academy Award Winning Actress MARGARET O'BRIEN

It is strange but true that world-renown fashion photographer Rob Van Petten (www.robvanpetten.com) and I have never been formally introduced.  We’ve worked together&/Read full post »

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