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A Conversation with Alan Lessik 

This was one of the last pieces that Dave Robb wrote before his death in November 2016. He was a fantastic editor.

A Conversation with Alan Lessik… 1,498 more words


Last day in Reykjavik

On our last day we had to check out of our Apartment at 12.

We then took the bus to the bus station and wanted to leave our luggage there but all lockers were full. 166 more words

Where I Have Been

Asohano's Ha and Kacha

Asohano – Babalu Aye uses a straw broom to clean people and restore health. The ha (ha is a Fon word meaning broom) is made from palm fibers. 92 more words


Babalu Tacos & Tapas

10/10 would recommend

Atmosphere – 10/10

Food – 9/10

Service – 10/10

Babalu Tacos & Tapas makes it in my top 10, and probably even my top 5. 286 more words


Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to the Dilworth area of Charlotte and to Babalu Tapas & Tacos, a neighborhood restaurant serving upscale Latin-inspired cuisine. 316 more words


I Love Friends

Type of Literature: Misc. (Television show)

Old: I Love Lucy (1951)

New: Friends (1994)

I Love Lucy features Lucy Ricardo, a charming ginger who has a tendency to slip into troublesome situations. 381 more words


The Troubleseeker: A moving human chronicle that both entertains and lingers in our hearts.”

The first review is in…

“Alan Lessik’s The Troubleseeker succeeds on several fronts: as a passionate gay story that documents the devastation caused by AIDS in the epidemic’s early days; as a vivid depiction of post-revolutionary Cuba leading to the disastrous Special Period; and as a clever retelling of myth where the gods of the Greek pantheon and those of Santería mingle, compare notes, and join forces. 116 more words