Shouts out –

–to two of my baller friends:

Caitlin, who got a major profile in the New Yorker and whom you can see whenever you please on YouTube at Ask A Mortician:

Branden, (who, in addition to having a WIKIPEDIA PAGE has a fancy New York based profile of his own) who’s going to helm a new HBO drama, and who probably wouldn’t even want anybody talking about it since, as he says, ‘it’s just a pilot, and I actually have to write it.’

And let’s not forget about Eric and his several recent pieces, including birthright citizenship, megalomaniacal whiskey distillers, and innocents who plead guilty. And Courtney and her unlikely success with a Holocaust themed children’s book.

Suffice to say, I must be a good luck charm.