everything i do - everything i see - everything i smell..is mums (at least at work for the last week)


No time for a steam room?

Today for the first time I respected the poinsettia after wandering around outside at a cold Long Island nursery. I stumbled upon this greenhouse of teenager plants living in amazing warmth... about 80 degrees Fahrenheit and very humid. My ideal room temp.


Another senseless killing in Bedstuy

The Murderer

The Victim (didn't get eaten and is still in our backyard with rigamortis)


I'm glad that's settled

I'm about to share something that is very personal and silly:
Call me a fanatic, but my favorite author over the last 3 years or so has been Jim Harrison. Last night I had a very vivid dream that I finally met him. There was a table between us and we were talking...I was very nervous. I asked him why he never answered a letter I wrote (not a dream) about a year and a half ago that was hand delivered by Terry McDonnell, who I do not know, but it was all coordinated by some other wonderful writers who are old clients of mine. I haven't thought about that letter in a long while and it wasn't really written for a reply, it was just genuine fanmail... I guess. In my dream Jim told me he never got it and I'll take that as a decent response.


66 W 97th street

It's Kiku time!

Chrysanthemum's are so boring... but not when they look like the ones below (the 1st one is from Atlantic Nursery in Long Island). Check out the Japanese Kiku exhibit at the NYBG in October it will make you look at Mums very differently...

Handpainted - 'cleveland' made in England

this is what old ladies do

For the last year or so I've been a little crazy about collecting old plates and glasses. Especially ones with gold paint or detailing. I'm going to start posting some plates that I love and should be remembered because my plates tend to break. I love this new one - hand painted gold detail.