Praising the Light.

ChrisHanuKwanSolstice Day dawned clear and dry here on the shores of the Long Island Sound. A good day to make our annual pilgrimmage to the south shore of the Sound, and say our thanks to the great DoG for this wonderful Season of Light.

We drove to our favorite spot on the North Shore of Long Island, [...]

These Halcyon days.

I’m writing this on Thursday, Dec. 22, the first day of Winter. So you know what that means: I danced to the light of the Solstice Moon last night!

Welcome to the Halcyon Days!

What’s the Halcyon Days, you ask?

Halcyon is a name for a bird of Greek legend which is commonly associated with the kingfisher. The [...]

Not rich enough.

This is part two of my coverage of the sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels and couture at Christie’s auction house in New York.

This is the part where I tell you why I placed a bid on lot 431.

As you know, there was a lot of interest in Liz’s stuff.

People lined up around the block to [...]

Seen With Mine Own Eyes

It only cost $30 to get a ticket (time-stamped) to see Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels on display at Christie’s auction house in Manhattan. For a nanosecond I hesitated, but then my common sense kicked in and I happily shelled out the smackers for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some legendary bijoux.

It was pouring rain on Tuesday and [...]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like ChrisHanuKwanSolstice.

This is Erin McGuire’s cover illustration for a new children’s book called Breadcrumbs. I think this is the most wonderful illustration I’ve seen in a long, long time. The colors and the drawing and the perspective is superb. I plan to buy this book only for this cover. This is a great, great cover illustration and [...]