The First Date at Princesa do Castelo (It Happened Like This…)

The streets layer themselves; they collide; they diverge; they wrap around and meet; they hover over each other. They are multi-textured and multi-colored: slate, white, marble, cobbled, asphalt, rose. They know the beginning of tales: Senhora Fernanda is reading a book; Senhor Joao is smoking a cigar; Joana is cuddling her cat; Pedro is smoking a joint… Read More The First Date at Princesa do Castelo (It Happened Like This…)

“Yes mi fren,” an “All in one” Christmas

Dear Friends, There isn’t  a medley created that could better encapsulate/capture/comprehend every mood/aspect/facet of my December like Bob Marley’s “All in One.” The All in One medley includes: Bend Down Low, Nice Time, One Love, Simmer Down, It Hurts to be Alone, Lonesome Feeling, Love and Affection, Put It On, and  Duppy Conqueror. Bend Down Low– Bend down low,… Read More “Yes mi fren,” an “All in one” Christmas

A Post Mojito

Nothing lasts forever not even cold November rain. — Guns N’ Roses (November Rain) Dear Friends, Here’s an 11/11/11 cocktail: The Mint: My friend A‘s birthday was on Sunday, and as mine was on Wednesday, we decided to have a joint celebratory lunch today at It’s Vegetable. I’ve mentioned It’s Vegetable before (http://lettersfromval.com/2011/10/28/letter-from-tokyo-just-got-paid-its-friday-night/), and I stand behind… Read More A Post Mojito