Friday night at the Blue Rooster

We had a front row seat to hear Ariella at the Blue Rooster and I mean right up front next to the extra mics and equipment cases. We could almost reach out and touch the fabulous Ariella McManus, who was so kind to sing my favorite song, McGinn, in honor of my favorite Irish lassContinue reading “Friday night at the Blue Rooster”

Sunday pleasures and treasures

Fortified with Dave’s raisin bread French toast, vegan sausage, fresh Florida strawberries and an orange juice banana protein shake, we headed south to Sarasota for a lazy afternoon at Cafe in the Park. We made the same trek this time last year to listen to one of our favorite local bands, Passerine. It’s the firstContinue reading “Sunday pleasures and treasures”

Half Moon over Leafy Green

Today was sparkling clear with the crisp chill of a Northeast autumn, our version of a winter day. We set out for downtown St. Petersburg with high hopes for a parking space and outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of our favorite raw food restaurant, Leafy Greens. And the Gods were smiling upon us.Continue reading “Half Moon over Leafy Green”

Our favorite band

This is my all time favorite musical group. They were called Ari and the Alibis, but they are now going by Ariella, whether it’s the full band or just Ari and her husband guitarist Nicholas Kraster. Ariella McManus leads the band with vocals, many her original songs. The following story of love and redemption isContinue reading “Our favorite band”

A lazy Sunday afternoon in Paris

We just discovered a fun streaming channel with live hosts. The ones we’ve seen so far have been walking tours of interesting parts of Paris, a walk down the Seine toward the Eiffel tower and a walk around the Isle de Louis in the Seine. It was evening in Paris and a light snow wasContinue reading “A lazy Sunday afternoon in Paris”

Book review-On Writing by Stephen King

I wandered into Books at Park Place , https://goo.gl/maps/SDtrHbakFJtvpsm68, in South Pasadena on Saturday, a new independent bookseller with a friendly atmosphere. The gentlemen behind the desk seemed to be the owner and offered suggestions without being obsequious. I was moved to support this nice small business and paid more than Amazon price for theContinue reading “Book review-On Writing by Stephen King”