Then Bill and I headed to California on January 31, this time Southern California only, nice visits in the Pasadena area with our friend Mimi (Santa Anita races), Kirk and Melinda (saw their new home, and stopped in at Melinda's new workplace at the Washington Elementary School library in San Gabriel), and had dinner with Ed and Gypsy Bergstrom. With Fran and Roger we toured the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, home of Lion Feuchtwanger, exiled German writer, and then went to the Los
|Library at Villa Aurora|
|San Diego Museum of Art|
On March 9, I read to a very special group of friends from Guilford (many came from the Guilford Poets Guild, the sponsor) at the Guilford Free Library. It was a lovely place to read, and the audience was especially lively. It was taped for the local cable TV station and can be viewed here.
Volume four of our genealogical series is soon to be out. Flowers are finally blooming here in New Jersey (also our heat is still on, I notice!)--it's May for goodness sake. Yesterday Bill and I were in the city to hear Parthenia (group of viola da gambists) perform at St. Luke in the Fields, and dinner in the Village at Dell'Anima. Getting ready for our getaway in June, to Siena.