To Russell

This is Russell. My friend, Annette Wimmer, who is a hairdresser and artist, rescued him as a baby about a…

Epic Epiphyllums

My neighbor, Chow, gave me my first epiphyllum about 15 years ago. He has pots of them all over his…

Joshua Tree

We went camping last weekend at Joshua Tree National Park with some friends under the pretense of going bird watching. This…

Cari’s Illness

This vintage Italian ceramic umbrella stand is my friend Cari’s latest “score,” perhaps one of her best after 30 years…

Eat Your Weeds!

Photo via Brooklyn Supper This winter, many of my friends were raising marvelous salad greens in their gardens, and serving…

Carey’s Girls

Some people envy their friend’s new Prius, or their cute designer boots, or their trip to Tuscany to learn how…

The Great Park

I visited the Orange County Great Park for the first time today. It’s only about 15 minutes from my house,…