Best ever black bean soup, and “bids for engagement”

If you say something, looking for a response from your spouse or partner or parent, will they respond to your “bid for engagement?” Because that’s what it is – a bid for them to engage with you. If yes, good. If not… well, feel better fast by making a great truly Southwest black bean soup!

Wackiness in West Covina, CA, with a M*A*S*H star

A bit of weirdness on a PBS shoot with Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H, and a bit of wacky accidental comedy as a refresher. Mike Farrell = Class Act, amazing guy.

Martha’s Vineyard political mayhem, 1965 – a memoir

Back in 1965, I organized a day-long treasure hunt around Martha’s Vineyard for a bunch of teenagers who were the children of Washington’s “Best and Brightest” in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. It’s a miracle we didn’t all end up in jail…