Soul Food Love
Peanut Chicken Stew
Congressional Cookbook: The Junior League and the Congress
Library Desk: Doors and Desks
Sleigh Bed: Texas and Louisianna
Keepsakes: Earth Stars and Sky Stars
Portrait Table: Icebergs and Angels
Battle of Nashville: Slaves and Soldiers
Maid of Honor Portrait: Three Third Grade Bridesmaids and a Sexy Brilliant Woman Priest
Red Dining Room: Table and Chairs
Jubilee Singers with Lavender: Alfred Stieglitz and Fisk
Mirror Portrait Caroline: Caroline and her Portrait
Sofa: Couches and Dreams
Silver Coffee Urn, Saul Martin Portrait: Zelda Sayre and Gatsby
Harlem Chairs: Tammany Hall and Harlem
Tuskegee Wardrobe: Brownies and Smithies
Portrait Chair: Harper Lee and Sigourney
Dear's Ice Cubes
Working Library: Cynara and Windsor, and Hope
Me and My Blog
Fort Pillow Massacre: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Madison Smartt Bell
My Boots: Nancy Sinatra and Roy Rogers
Longpage, 1913: Stephen Stills and Frank Lloyd Wright
Cold Cucumber Soup
Six Cases of Cookbooks: Julia Child and Caroline Williams
Magnolias: Magnolias and Magnolia
Statute of Alexander Pushkin: Pushkin and Othello
Take The Ow Out Of Now: Buddha and Nietzche
Stars and Bars: Stars and Stripes and Stars and Bars
Joan's Nicoise
New York Times Editorial: Copyright and the First Amendment, or Margaret Mitchell and John Seigenthaler
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    • 7/22/2009

      We have a table of family pictures full of Randall’s, Ewings and Steele’s and Makihara’s, and lots of photos of Caroline. The table is especially important to me because it helps define for us who is family. With us it doesn’t all have to do with blood or marriage or legal adoptions: Mimi Oka and I went to Harvard together have called each other best friend for almost thirty years, but we’re family, connected in ways that are unbreakable. 

    • 7/22/2009

      This is a portrait of daughter Caroline painted on a fragment of a broken mirror stuck into what I understand to be a piece of found wood. Her Godmother Mimi commissioned this piece. It is a favored object of mine. Mimi collects people. Artists mainly. The wilder the better. Linda Mason the artist who painted this has been called the woman who revolutionized makeup. She has a makeup studio and a small art gallery in New York. Here we see Caroline unadorned just over the line that divides women from girls. Checkout: Linda and The Art of Beauty at