Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2017

Well, it’s that time again.  Time to, well, eat, drink and be literary.  Brooklyn Academy of Music (affectionately known as BAM) is hosting it’s annual event where regular schmoes like me get to have dinner and pick the brains of their favorite authors.  I attended last year’s event with guest author Zadie Smith (see my post here) and besides being in awe of Ms. Smith and her brilliant brain, I enjoyed the food, the crowd and the space itself.  Being surrounded by fellow book lovers was a joy. This year’s lineup proves to be a great one, with the likes of … Continue reading Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2017

I Survived the Papal Visit

America was in a frenzy when the Vatican revealed that Pope Francis would be visiting the States during his world tour. New York was in full-on crazy mode when residents learned the Pontiff would be visiting our fair city. How long would he be here? Would there be a mass? And most importantly, how do we get tickets? New York answered that last question by holding a lottery for tickets to see the Pope’s procession in Central Park. Since I never win anything, I decided to enter just because. Well man was I wrong, because that was the weekend that … Continue reading I Survived the Papal Visit