Staying Put

I’d planned to head to NYC today and eat well, write, and see friends, but decided to stay put.  I love the city, especially this time of year when Christmas reverberates, but there’s so little to do and I’d rather do it here.

I’m enjoying the ambitious and obvious at times, “The Shock of the Fall,” a well-written first novel by Nathan Filer.  It concerns the relationships between two brothers, one with Down Syndrome and one apparently psychotic, and their slightly unhinged parents.  It was a big hit in the U.K.

And heading into the long, final lap of the book I am writing about family.

Meanwhile, just to keep things moving along, my piece on NOMA, which appears in Robb Report.  Online now, print in a few days:  I’ve gotten very involved with the story and more will develop.

Staying put means Italian-American month, more or less, which is of course a good thing.  There was talk of dining out in Boston over the next week or so, but where?  Bar Boulud or Giulia are about it for fine dining.  Pastoral for a casual night out.

So little to do!


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