You guys know about Bert Stratton and Cleveland's own Yiddishe Cup Band, right? But Bert isn't just a talented musician. He's also a Cleveland real estate mogul and a damn good writer. And by damn good writer, I mean, he casually publishes an op-ed in the New York Times like it ain't no thang.
Aside from his op-ed in the New York Times, Bert wrote this lovely Mother's Day piece about buying his mom junk food, also for the Times. Reading it, I thought of my own mom and how she always seemed to have a pack of Pepperidge Farm Milanos at the bottom of her huge black bag. Sniffle.
Bert also keeps a hilarious blog called Klezmer Guy, about his life in real estate and gigging around the Midwest. You should definitely check it out.