It was a typical (early) dinner: Sitting at the bar instead of a table, reading a book. A burger was being prepared, and I was reading about about some guy named Sam Pulsifer. He was convicted of accidentally burning down Emily Dickinson’s home. The kicker: Two people were making love upstairs, and were killed in […]Read more "Justin Timberlake is Real"
This post will not continue until someone says, “Start writing the fucking post.” Similarly — not exactly, however — this is how Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird begins. At Syracuse Stage‘s Friday Jan. 22 evening performance, Conrad, who proves successfully to be the stand-out character and focus of the story — trust me, there is a battle for […]Read more "‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ is Pretty Fucking Genius"
The first book I bought to “stream” through the Kindle — a lovely gift, and I’m happy to report my coming to terms with the present (otherwise still resisting, putting up a fight) — was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book, published in 1997, advocates personal freedom from the limitations we have created, sometimes unknowingly and […]Read more "Coming to an Agreement?"
In my line of sight: an acoustic guitar, notebooks, a stack of yet-to-read paperbacks, a Nintendo Entertainment System (and a television), a window to a world of cooling temperatures and lightly falling snow. If only the skis were propped up in one of the corners — this would accentuated the gamut of feelings. The visible […]Read more "Cabin Fever"
The Reaverbocker Beer and Public House probably isn’t taking a unique approach to stepping into the craft beer scene in New York State. In the grand scheme of things, the “Membeers Only” event, a private social club soiree, is just another beer tasting event. However, at the same time, it’s not. It’s blatantly clear the couple Jess […]Read more "The Reaverbocker ‘Hops’ Into CNY Craft Beer Scene"
In 2010, one of the most detrimental noncritical occurrences to shake up a city lifestyle food scene was defined by the closing of Clark’s Ale House location at the corner of S. Clinton and Jefferson streets. The location was prime for the holidays, and it offered such a different atmosphere compared to several places in the Downtown […]Read more "Beef with Beef"
When the nice, summer weather was in full force — let’s say June — I spent a free evening at a NoExcuses interest meeting. Michael John Heagerty’s outreach evening to look for possible guides interested in giving future tours. Considering my schedule, knowing I couldn’t offer anything more than positive reinforcement… well, my presence was simply that. The guy has […]Read more "Musical Chairs"