20 Jul 2015

All Eyes on Couple Number One

All Eyes on Couple Number One

It is a crowded night at Blu. The room is full of stylish couples and solo swells who have all come to get their drink on. It’s a smart choice for cocktailing when there is such a delectable selection of boozy elixirs available 23 floors above ground level and great live music filling the room. […]

10 Jul 2015

The Kid Definitely Stays in the Picture

The Kid Definitely Stays in the Picture

Jennifer took about half a second to consider the set up for the photographer’s shot. The kid stays in the picture. The kid in question is named Maggie, ask and she is squiggly, giggly, and adorable as she is expertly curled in her mom Jennifer’s arms. And the picture that Maggie stayed in is one […]

9 Jul 2015

The Many Miles Man

The Many Miles Man

Three days. Not a day less. That was my guess. By the tight grip of his jaw, medicine I knew the man seated alone at a table next to a window in Blu had to have been on the road for at least three days. I was almost right. David had already been out on […]

8 Jul 2015

It’s the Last Word When Tom Says It’s the Last Word

It’s the Last Word When Tom Says It’s the Last Word

“How do I share this on my friend’s page?” It was late morning in the Lobby Bar and a gruff guy named Tom was fiddling with his smart phone. There are plenty of reasons for gruff guys to be in a bar before noon—a quick one after third shift, pharm drowning sorrows for being laid […]

22 Jun 2015

The Earl of Soggy Sandwich

The Earl of Soggy Sandwich

“We have great meat in our sandwich, but the bread is pretty soggy.” Now how can you fault a guy for eavesdropping on a conversation with that line? One of the realities of being a writer who spends his time seeking out drama and intrigue and laughs and pretty bridesmaids in fancy dresses at a luxury […]

21 Jun 2015

Of Fathers and Sons and Hugs

Of Fathers and Sons and Hugs

Joe and Simon hugged themselves into a booth at the Café at the Pfister on a Saturday afternoon. They stopped for a quick nosh before scrubbing up for a wedding on the 7th floor. These gents looked like they had invented hugging, viagra and I was immediately impressed. I watched this small miracle take place […]