Drink du Nuit

“A Life Well Consumed”

  • 50 Shades of Flavor

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    esterday afternoon I was discussing R. Kelly’s new album ” Black Panties” and was opining how I missed the inventive turns of phrase, double entendre, and creative mystique of his older music. I thought back to my wilder younger years; when I felt most creative, most avant-garde, most daring in my arts, and realized it […]

  • Spirit of Thanksgiving

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    ver the past couple of years, Thanksgiving has been a somber holiday for me. It was my father’s favorite holiday [he liked to eat] and, ironically, it was the day he transitioned to the astral plane of the great ancestors. Since his passing, several of the NY traditions and people I shared those traditions with […]

  • Just Friends

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    “The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are […]

  • Drop in the Ocean

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    “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • Mau-Mau’s Cocktail

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    f all the blessing that have been bestowed upon me, the greatest gift I have been given is the ability to truly bond with certain people and to honestly be able to call them Friend. This blessing has not always been easily recognized, or appreciated, or understood. However, on a recent trip to France, its […]

  • Fish and Spaghetti

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    hen I was growing up, Friday was religiously Fish and Spaghetti night. All the family [generally including most people in the neighborhood as well, because everybody was your cousin] would gather and commune with one another. Christian Brothers’ E & J brandy was called “Easy Jesus”. It was the hood drink of choice because it […]

  • Fish and Bones

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    “Sometimes you just have to eat the fish and throw out the bones.” Today I kept finding myself at events and meetings that I felt obligated to go to for one reason or another, but really had no interest in being there. At the last event cocktails were being served open bar and I said, […]