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Malibu Moves to Boston One Day Late

At the start of a very, very busy long weekend for us, Nomi and I got a special treat.

Nomi Burstein, Bob Greenberger, Michael A. Burstein Nomi Burstein, Bob Greenberger, Michael A. Burstein
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Our good friend Bob Greenberger happened to be in town today, so Nomi and I arranged the time out of our work schedules to meet him for lunch at the Milk Street Café.

I've talked about Bob quite a bit on this blog before; he's a writer and editor who used to work for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and he's working on becoming a teacher. (He edited some of my favorite comics when I was a kid, long before I knew him.) He's also a local politician in his own town, so he and I sometimes compare notes on Town Meeting issues. Bob and I even collaborated on a story together once, "Things That Aren't," which appeared in Analog back in April 2007.

We literally have not seen Bob in person for a few years, as he lives in Connecticut. Often we would see him at the Malibu Diner in New York City when a group of editor types meet for lunch on a Wednesday (hence the title of this post), but we haven't been there for a while. We also haven't been to any conventions recently, which would have been another chance to spend time with him.

Today's lunch wasn't earth-shattering or anything like that; it was just a few good friends having a chance to catch up in person, as opposed to over the Internet. It was a chance to laugh, and smile, talk about our kids (I can say that now; last time I saw Bob I wasn't yet a father), and just reconnect.

Thanks, Bob.


Right, well, just to b e completely off topic: I didn't realize Milk Street Cafe was still extant, and they seem to be quite cagey about their kosher supervision. What gives?
They recently went through a change in hechshering organizations. A new one took over as of 10 Av.
Ick. That generally means they have to continue to pay the old one as well.
I'm honestly not sure of their arrangements, but this is not the first time they've changed hechshers.
Generally speaking, a hescher organization relies on something the Shulchan Aruch that protects them from every losing business -- if you change you continue to pay. It's quite dismaying, actually.

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