Grateful for: Safe travels to Cleveland … the last-minute rooms becoming available at the Hyatt in the Arcade … the Arcade itself (America’s first indoor shopping mall) and its stunning architecture … hospitality from Cleveland colleagues and our nice happy hour at Barrio … stunning vegan pie from Pizza 216.

Remember: that first look inside the Arcade, with the golden light and jaw-dropping architecture … how nice it was to see A. O. and B. — friendly faces — waiting for me in the corner by the window at Barrio … how hot and spicy and crisp and wonderful that pie from 216 was (being vegan there sacrificed nothing!) … how sweet Clyde is on the phone when I’m traveling.

Looking forward to: the storytelling work in Cleveland … being home again with Clyde … seeing my team in Atlanta again (it’s been a long time!) … B. and P.’s party this coming weekend.

Photo: my first view of the interior of the Arcade in Cleveland, OH.


Mark McElroy: lives in Atlanta | is blogging again | is author of a dozen books | works as a professional storyteller | has a husband | is working on a novel | is an engaging public speaker | lost fifty pounds in 2017 | is a little obsessed with pizza.

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