Through the auspices of fellow blogger/learned NYU professor/regular Flaming Pablum reader Bryan Waterman, I've been recruited (and agreed) to participate on a panel in early October to discuss blogging in and about New York City, largely regarding its stealthily eroding character and constant transformation. Being that public speaking has never been my particular bailiwick, it should be interesting to see how/if I'm able to credibly pull if off with dignity intact. If that sounds like your cup of concrete, why not come along on October 3? Find out more by clicking right here. There will also be forthcoming updates on Bryan's weblog.