Hacking at the head

I was in a darkened auditorium with a simple stage before me featuring a pond, a lake, and 3 school girls. They squealed a little and took a selfie, like regular young folk. They seemed naive but within minutes they were mumbling something about hurley burleys before uttering that fateful name … “Macbeth”. For the … Continue reading

The OG of pierogis

I recently went with some friends to a Slovakian pierogi restaurant named Baba’s Pierogis. I think Baba was the OG (original Grandma) in their food story. What’s a pierogi? I didn’t know either, until I encountered them in New York. They’re usually thought of as Polish and are basically the same as dumplings. Sauerkraut and … Continue reading

A furious Dracula

My friends and I have been playing a lot of Fury of Dracula lately.  It’s a board game where 4 valiant hunters chase the hidden Dracula around Europe, trying to find his trail and vanquish him before his evil plots thicken.  For me, the major draw is that I loved the book and movie of … Continue reading

What’s All This?

I’m no Latin expert, but according to my calculations “carpe urbe” should translate roughly as “seize the city”.  I made it up and it seems fitting for my life at the moment.  I spent the last 4 years in London, trying to capture what it had to offer, and now I’m doing the same in … Continue reading