My neighborhood bar burned down tonight. Complete shocker. It’s been a staple in this part of New Haven CT for a long time. I’ve met a bunch of good folks there, made friends there, chased girls there, had dinner with my parents there after college graduation day (2010), even rang in my birthday at midnight alone one year (well, the bartender and I, anyway). So many memories and some blurry ones too (ah… the many a drunken night). It’s like a chapter of my life forcefully closing. I can’t live in the past, but I will wax nostalgic for a moment. Damn, Delaney’s is gone. Keeping the folks that worked there and the people who had an apartment upstairs in my thoughts tonight as they all face an uphill challenge.