Go Fish.

Rio, age 4, has gotten into  writing ‘Thank You’ notes. His first came to me in the form of a paper airplane, with his note printed on the side of the folded green Concorde. This was a Post-It attached by his Mom, Alison, to a water color book I gave him — the kind that…

“Hail Caesar”.

Vivian and I went to the movies on Saturday.  We hadn’t seen each other in months, and we’d originally planned to find a documentary about Tiffany’s jewelry boutique — but between the time I’d spotted the review and the time we’d made a plan to get together, the movie went away.  Since it was after…

Frame-worthy.

When the Rhode Island School of Design folks came out — the Museum’s Board of Governors — we were thrilled to entertain Stephen and Ewa Metcalf the Saturday afternoon before they left town.  Vin and I took them to lunch at Musso and Frank Grill, where we tried the Celery with Blue Cheese and Calves’…

Bouquet of blue.

I sent flowers to my Mom for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to cel phones, my nephew IAN McKEE was able to take a shot of it for me — so I can see what the florist created. It’s a great way for the giver to get instant gratification that the gift has landed.  Besides, I can…

Mug full of love.

I had lunch today with Alison Trybom-Lucas, the Chief of Staff for the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz.  We talked about our next steps together.  She brought me a mug with valentine hearts on it and a hand cream that she especially likes.  The card was in the shape of a record album, and…

Frank Sinatra and gingerbread.

Tom Bergeron and his wife Lois Harmon enjoyed a book on ‘FRANK SINATRA” that Vin and I sent them — that they sent us cookies to thank us. Now I’m continuing the cycle by thanking them for the ‘thank you’ — and letting them know that Vin’s mother died… and that their cookies were even…

Olive & Cocoa.

I met Clifford Selbert and his lovely & talented wife Robin Perkins at a Rhode Island School of Design event for newly-accepted students. Their daughter, it turns out, is not quite a teenager yet and loves “America’s Funniest Videos”. We invited them to see a taping, and they brought their daughter and a friend, and…