My take-away from the Baltimore Book Festival: 1) pic of George Peabody Library, a rare book library housed at Peabody Institute, can’t believe I worked in this magnificent room for two years, now I’m in grey cubicle land but I digress… 2) ‘Good Lord Bird’ by James McBride, nice thickums to get into, thanks to my classes-type & design and literary writing seminar, not sure how fast I can get through it, but it will be my bedside & travel book until time allows me to get.it.in. Now for some Jane Kenyon poems for my lit class.

Trinacria: Love, love, love this place! Hole in the wall Italian deli around the corner from my pad. My b.f. found this little jewel about 3 weekends ago; we’ve been in there every week since. Today’s wares: lemon drop cookies-soft, iced, lightly lemoned, delish; Prosecco, latte, putanesca sauce, fresh baked bread, imported salami and provolone both thin-sliced. Oh yeah and cost less then the dayum grocery store. I heart city living!

Chillin in my hood on a Saturday!