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Bartender Poet

Posted on August 15, 2017

  Went to Cincinnati recently. The Queen City welcomed a joker like me. I took my friend Mosquito with. It was just for one night. It was to meet a girl I know there, Shay. I didn’t take Mosquito to see Shay, whom I met at this bar called The Blind Pig. I had a couple craft beers that were local. I forget what Shay had, other than her cute lips, black curls and long legs. If things had gone with Shay the way I wanted them too, I probably would not have ended up at Madonna’s Bar & Grill, some watering hole downtown. I had a brilliant egg sandwich thing. And I was treated to brilliant, gritty poetry by Scott the gruff bartender.…

A CHI.P.A. at Byway Brewing

Posted on February 4, 2017

During breaks between working on the “The Dodgy” book, it’s great to tackle writer’s block and other book-related planning by visiting Chicagoland breweries. Recently it was Hammond, Indiana’s Byway Brewing. I can’t recommend enough a pint of their Chicago-named beer, CHI.P.A. There’s also a hotel right next door if you want to get your love on.  Anyway, a new blog post/essay is coming soon and I’m going to pick up the interview series soon. Cheers.