The lively Dead Rabbit

Earlier this month, my oldest son and I went to the city and got us some culture. It began with a cheap (less than $120 for the night) hotel way downtown, which became an afternoon performance at the Met, a Downton Abbey exhibit and visit to the super cool oculus. Our time in NYC coincided … Continue reading The lively Dead Rabbit

What William Kennedy gave me on his 90th birthday

Tuesday night I was lucky enough to join an already in progress festive event down at Cafe Capriccio. Gathered together to celebrate Albany’s literary native son William Kennedy’s birthday were dozens of family members, friends and colleagues. I arrived as speakers began to share their thoughts, memories and best wishes and it was remarkable. The … Continue reading What William Kennedy gave me on his 90th birthday

Seeing the whole of the moon – U2 at MetLife

I've seen U2 a half dozen times, but I don't think I've ever been as excited for a show as I was last Wednesday. Every single thing aligned to make for a perfect night - the weather was phenomenal, the company was sublime and our seats exceeded my expectations. The foundation was all in place … Continue reading Seeing the whole of the moon – U2 at MetLife

New St. Patrick’s Day parade rules

I couldn't be happier about the new rules announced this morning regarding Albany's St. Patrick's Day parade. In years past this event has been an absolute sh*t show and I haven't felt comfortable taking my kids there in many years. If you know me, you know I'm all about having fun and a couple of … Continue reading New St. Patrick’s Day parade rules

Things you may not know about Ireland

I'm not here to talk to you about the likelihood of spotting a leprechaun or the intense greenness of the countryside. No, I'm here to tell you about some things you may not know. For instance, are you familiar with the phrase "going out for a bit of craic?" True confession: the first time I … Continue reading Things you may not know about Ireland