One of the most impressive things I witnessed during my recent NYC getaway was the creativity of restaurateurs trying to stay in business. With regulations changing more frequently than prepubescent boys change their undergarments, it’s a marvel to see the careful attention hospitality professionals are paying to mandates and directives. It seems impossible to keep … Continue reading Dinner out? Sure!
We can all agree, I believe, that 2020 has been an absolute (fill in your favorite colorful and descriptive phrase here) shit show. I had no expectation, quite honestly, for Christmas to be any different than the preceding 345 days. Because of the pandemic, I wasn’t going to the desert for Christmas, and would instead … Continue reading A(nother) Christmas miracle
As a powerful N’oreaster was bearing down on New York, it certainly was looking very holiday season-ish. Interestingly enough, in this year like no other, it seems that festive decorations and twinkling bulbs have been particularly plentiful. It’s almost as if residents have strung themselves together to fight back the darkness of a pandemic with … Continue reading Snow. White.
If you’re looking for a fast and delicious meal from your pantry, I’ve got just the thing - Cheesy, Spicy Black Bean Bake! Perfect for Meatless Monday or any other time you want something reasonably healthy and quick. The recipe is another winner from the NYT and I bet you have all of the ingredients … Continue reading I’ll spill the beans…
The B was for Brunello, reputed to be his favorite wine. He was an odd, particular and sometimes annoying man, but, when I heard of his death this week, it hit me hard. I didn’t realize how much I had grown to appreciate Jim and his unique weirdness. I’m going to miss him.It isn’t that … Continue reading We called him Jimmy B
The precipitation that pelted my face as I ran the other day was frozen and felt like icy needles on my skin. I imagine that acupuncture gives a similar sensation. It was absolutely invigorating and I happily rain with a huge smile on my face.The Girl from Ipanema radio station on Pandora should be your … Continue reading All the feels
I don’t know about you, but I certainly never imagined surviving two pandemics in fifty some odd years. As Covid-19 rages in a country often more committed to individual rights to not wear a mask than to preserving health, it almost feels quaint to reflect back on the first pandemic I witnessed - the AIDS … Continue reading Never forget – World AIDS Day, 2020