We are up in Maine for a few days. The Christmas tree came down earlier today and some of the stars fell off on the way out of the house.
Cris, Olive, and I had a lovely walk on Higgins Beach just before the sun went down.
I’ll try to post before the New Year, but if I don’t get the chance, happy end of 2015 to all of you, and best for 2016
Let’s see if this works. I took this a few hours ago as I was boarding my flight from Long Beach (coolest airport in the country) to Boston.
It took a while to upload this second photo, but I’ll hit publish in a minute. It is now 11.22 West Coast Time.
What a world.
On Tuesday I spoke to the annual California Hospital Association Behavioral Health Conference about the suitcases. I can’t stress enough how wonderful (and unusual) it is for an organization such as the CHA to use the project to make a connection between art, and the people who work on the front lines of mental health issues. I set up 30 mounted photographs which were on display all day, and got the chance to talk to a lot of interesting folks about the project. California seems to be at the forefront of addressing behavioral health issues, which is very encouraging. A huge shout out and thank you to Sheree Kruckenberg and her amazing staff.
Dropped the rental car off this afternoon and on the walk back to Lynne’s saw a ton of these bird(s?) of paradise. Catching the red eye home tonight.
I flew into Long Beach yesterday evening, and am staying with family in Tustin. It was surprisingly cool last night and early this morning, but the day warmed up nicely. This morning I walked outside with Lynnie and she said that the mandarines were ripe and ready to pick. It was the most amazing piece of fruit that I have ever eaten. Indescribable.
Tonight we went out for a bite to eat at Playground in Santa Ana and on the way home took a detour to check out some Christmas decorations. Remarkable.
On Tuesday morning I will be talking about the suitcases to the California Hospital Association’s annual behavioral health symposium in Riverside. I’ll be posting more about the event in the next day or two.