1) Last night went to my first Opus Affair meetup, for the ahtsy types, at a new bar in the Financial District, Vanderbilt. All that black subway tile made me wonder what sort of parties they have there when the shades are drawn.
1a) Interesting group of (mostly) Women Younger Than I, one Man Much Older Than I, and a Very Amusing Co-Host. I was persuaded to stay through a second cocktail.
2) John Julius Norwich's history of Venice continues to engage me. To paraphrase the late Eleanor of Aquitaine, "What Republic doesn't have its ups and downs?"
3) I need to welcome Miss Leafy Greens into my life more.