Fernando Friday

                “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” —Mike Ditka  

KNO Night

I thought it was apropos to book my birthday vacation while snowed in by Juno. #40 on the birthday list is…go to the Bahamas. Yes! This will be my second Caribbean vacation and I am psyched. So KNO night. KNO night was my first triple-header A–Z bar night. Thanks to Abby and Melissa for being […]

Copper, Silver, and Gold

I made two rings last weekend at Stonybrook Fine Arts.             Our instructor Sophia walked through the whole process for us first. The class size was eight, which was a good number for the space. All in all, it took us a little under three hours to make two rings. […]

Drinking and Gathering

Here’s the latest installment of my A–Z bar quest. A few nights ago, some friends and I went to two bars with verbs for names. Yes! We started at Drink. It’s in the basement of an office building.             Drink is known for its cocktails. There is no cocktail menu; […]

MLK Day 2015

As MLK Day approaches, I feel mournful and ashamed—ashamed of my country. Almost 50 years have passed since MLK’s assassination, and we still haven’t grasped the concept that Black Lives Matter? I can picture him sitting in heaven’s cafeteria with Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, etc. They are all shaking their […]