Kour Pour and his hot publicist.

I met Lyn Winter when she was at the Museum of Contemporary Art… working with Jeffrey Deitch.  She is a publicist who is herself an artist;  an intellectual, beautiful, thoughtful person.  I’m very impressed with her, as you might be able to tell. When Jeffrey went to New York — Lyn stayed here, where she’s the…

One door closes…

This is the letter I got online today … and what prompted me to write Katie Stern, the Curator at an art gallery, a note expressing my regret. Dearest Friends and Collectors After a beautiful run of 3 1/2 years at Bergamot Station, we will be closing the Frostig Collection gallery on the 28th of…

You. Are. Awesome.

Donna and I have a friendship that dates back 36 years.  Yikes!  We met at CBS, when I was doing my first job out of college. On a job interview, she waited in my small, windowless secretary’s office to see my boss, the Assistant News Director. As Donna says, “We started talking … and never stopped.”…

Bonded by Joni Mitchell.

In college, all I listened to was Joni Mitchell.  My friend Karen Schmidt remembers those days well — we went to few concerts of hers when we could afford it, and our “love of Joni” is still strong. When I learned that Rosanne Somerson, who’s the interim President of RISD, is also a Joni lover…

Proud parent.

I’d been on the road since last Saturday.  I called our trip, “Trains, Planes & Automobiles”. By the time I’d flown with Vin and his daughter & her family to New York… then AMTRAK’d it to Newport, Rhode Island to see his mother … and then braved the snowy East to get back to Palo Alto…

Love letters keep Nicole & Keith together.

I haven’t followed the comings & goings of Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman very much … except I know she helped him overcome his addiction to something or other — and he’s now helping her grieve the sudden loss of her father. What I DO pay attention, to, is this blurb in PEOPLE magazine: “Even…

Two losses before the holidays.

Clay is a Christmas decorator, so when he suffered two losses — his father and his brother-in-law within a few weeks — it struck me that there could not be a more difficult time for him to grieve. He is putting up Christmas and holiday decorations while his heart is breaking. I wanted to acknowledge…

You got this.

My daughter Jamie just got a position on a film — her first, as a newly-minuted Art Coordinator. It’s a big production, but I know she can do it. I found this card — “YOU GOT THIS” and decided it would be perfect to send to her this first week. I wish someone had sent…

Palm Springs birthday.

It’s been a big birthday week, between my friend Darlene’s big bash and now my friend Greg’s … I went to Palm Springs for the day, and enjoyed a lovely and relaxing afternoon with his mother and sister and 12 of his closest friends in the balmy breeze beneath the palms. Please Share