Ode to a mysterious pair of abandoned sandals spotted on the shore of the Dunedin Causeway

Mascara-blackened tears streamed Mariella Lontana's freckled cheeks as she tossed her apron and feathered cap into the dumpster outside the Nottingham Diner. For six years, since the week of her 16th birthday, she had schlepped dishes and poured refills at the Inwood, Long Island, mom-and-pop.  Sure, she hated the job, but Papa's lectures and the precise snap... Continue Reading →


From Italy with Love: The Folk Explosion of Kalàscima

Sometimes music can take over you in a feverish, festive dance. During this moment of sweaty abandon you feel inextricably connected with everyone around you, and the past bleeds with the present. That's the feeling you'll get from the neofolk ensemble Kalàscima. The exuberant Southern Italian band performs tonight in Miami in the North Beach Bandshell in celebration... Continue Reading →

6 thoughts after the solar eclipse

Extreme fatigue today but here are some semi-coherent thoughts to document this historic day. 1.) Have the sun and moon let all this attention to to their big heads? They are so 8 hours ago. Wish they could put on their act without requiring the purchase of accessories to view them. So high maintenance. Prima donnas, I... Continue Reading →

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