Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hemingway's Cats

Read Hemingway's Cats with my own cat Django this month. Hemingway seems like such a macho jerk to some people...understanding his love for his cats (and dogs) is a step to understanding that we all have the same feelings, especially about the pets who give us so much strength.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

R.J. Julia's for Homegrown Terror

I enjoyed the release party for Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London at R.J. Julia's this week. The room was packed, and I sold a lot of books for them. While there, I asked about getting my photo up on the wall (since I have been there four times now) and was told that they don't do that any more. But I was encouraged to bring my own photo next time and just kind of put it up somewhere. I might just do that!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


One of my favorite restaurants in Connecticut is Bodega, in Fairfield and Darien. They have some of the best soft tacos (below), but more importantly some fascinating and original dishes. Last time I was there one of their specials was caviar (salmon roe) guacamole. C'mon! That's awesome. These guys are at the forefront of gastropub culture in our state, with a refreshing Latin twist. My parents, who are sort of Mexican food snobs, after leaving some very good restaurants in their area when they moved from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, loved this place. Check it out!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

State of the Arts

I was pleased to be on WPKN yet again (maybe my 8th appearance?) and even more excited to be on State of the Arts with Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. We discussed Becoming Tom Thumb and my upcoming appearance at the Stratford Library. You can listen here. Thank you!