Category Archives: alcohol

Call for Miss Bianchi

I had a date. Yeah I know, wonders never cease. He’s a guy I see most mornings walking his Jack Russell, my least favorite breed since, they’re about as cuddly as a banker you’re hitting up for a loan…red flag … Continue reading

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A Fat, Juicy Word

I’ve been reading a book on the Gilded Age, code for lavish, over-the-top living in the early 1900s, in the bowels of rich, Victorian New York. A time where Astors, Whitneys and Vanderbilts roamed like diamond laden dinosaurs erecting mansions … Continue reading

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Emotional Sobriety

The last time I went to the Carlyle to toast Tommy, their late bartender, after two sips I was pretty looped. A red flag if there ever was one. After swaying home I prayed, please God, don’t let this ignite … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – November 2018

I came to Bemelmans to pay homage to Tommy, their long time bartender, who passed away at 78. Though retiring after 53 years in 2012, I always thought somehow he’d come back, like it was all a great mistake. Wishful … Continue reading

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History Changed Me

When my friend David mentioned he drove to Galena, Illinois, it got me thinking of General U.S. Grant, who lived there for a time. Funny I should know that, but then again, not really. I never read much as a … Continue reading

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Is Your Glass Eye Half Full Or…

 It’s early Saturday when I try entering the bank, my debit card not cooperating, when a skinny black man in army fatigues with a glass eye lets me in. “The bank ain’t open yet,” he says, when he sees me … Continue reading

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Friends, Missing In Action

In my last post, I mentioned my late pals, Mimi and Jackie missing them more than I can say. My fantasy is, they’re together in one of their living rooms, Jackie’s painted peach, Mimi’s pale yellow, looking down at me … Continue reading

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Dr. Zeus, My Cat In The Hat

I’m happily feeding Zeus, the cat, down the block. He’s a redhead, big and buff, rugged and tough…strapping, sturdy and oh so sexy–my kinda guy, greeting me at the door with furry swagger, like he’s welcoming me to his bachelor pad. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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Asia Argento, We Have a Problem

I’m still in mourning for Anthony Bourdain, so this new flare-up with his lady friend, Asia Agento, really has my interest. She allegedly, in 2013 sexually assaulted fellow actor, Jimmy Bennett, when he was 17 and she, 37. She denies … Continue reading

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