Dining With Strangers On Hold (Temporarily)

Social distancing right now is imperative to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m staying cooped up at home. That means I won’t be leaving the house to meet any strangers for dinner interviews for at least the near future. I do have three interviews to write up that I…

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Throwback Thursday 55: Yes Woman

Here’s the 55th Throwback Thursday — my April 2014 dinner with Elizabeth Moore, a DC resident who said she used to be an introvert but completely changed her life when she started saying “yes” to more of the opportunities that came her way. We had a fun dinner at Pesce…

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Help Fund Medium Rare’s Free Steak Dinners For Seniors

Following on from my recent post about DC-based steak frites restaurant Medium Rare delivering free steak dinners for seniors during the coronavirus, their kind campaign could now use a helping hand. Company co-founded Mark Bucher has launched a GoFundMe campaign with an ambitious $250,000 goal for funds that will be…

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Throwback Thursday 54: Special Agent Galactica

Here’s the 54th Throwback Thursday — my March 2014 dinner with DC-based actor Jeffrey Johnson at Ted’s Bulletin. He talked about his act Special Agent Galactica, performing as a hired female assassin in a hot pink wig who travels through space and time — while performing musical revues at clubs…

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Listen To Aaron Myers’ Jazz Stories

Jazz musician Aaron, featured on this site as the 52nd dining stranger, now has a weekly radio show on WPFW called Jazz Stories, along with co-host and fellow musician Amy Bormet. The show features the duo interviewing others artists and activists, all to the tune of a DC jazz-focused playlist….

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Throwback Thursday 53: Born To Run

My publishing schedule has been thrown for a bit of a loop due to coronavirus and switching to doing the day reporting job entirely from home, but there are three new interviews on the way, with the next either late this week or early next week. For today, here’s the…

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Throwback Thursday 52: The Jazz Man

The 52nd Throwback Thursday took place in January 2014, when I met jazz musician Aaron Myers for dinner. Over a pleasant meal at (now closed) Mediterranean Spot on U Street in Washington, DC, Aaron shared how he turned a childhood love of music into a full-time career. He’s a wonderful…

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See Brobson Lutz In Netflix’s ‘The Pharmacist’

Netflix has released a new limited run documentary series, “The Pharmacist,” which starts with a father’s attempt to solve his son’s murder and evolves into a critique of Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin opioid crisis in the United States. Among those interviewed in the documentary is New Orleans Dr. Brobson…

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Throwback Thursday 51: Making It Big In The Movies

The 51st Throwback Thursday is my November 2013 dinner with actor Richard Kiel, best known his role as the menacing metal-mouthed bad guy Jaws in two Roger Moore James Bond movies. At 7 feet and 1-and-a-half inches tall he was an imposing figure but incredibly friendly and eager to talk…

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