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The Sunshine Coast tomato

My brother Chris Basil planting tomatoes on his farm in Gibsons, BC

When can I see them again?

I remember, as a young man I was hitchhiking to the West Coast. A fellow dropped me off at a rest stop in Ohio. I asked a man at the rest stop how far it was to Chicago.

He said, ‘All the way there.’

All we can do is make sure the car has gas and we are heading in the right direction. Nothing will bring the destinations any closer to us.

May 10: This is what I meant.

My sister Jenny’s new project

My sister Jenny has been busy. The Brooklyn College Cancer Center “has a mission to enhance the lives of cancer patients through research, education & community outreach with a focus on Brooklyn residents.” Here’s the Center’s Facebook page.

Sign up for the symposium here.

David Cooper

Congratulations to David Cooper for being named a member of the Order of Canada, for “his innovative contributions to Canadian performance photography and for his dedicated mentorship of emerging artists.”

David is an astonishing talent and spirit. I love that the announcement focused on David’s mentorship of others. I cannot think of a better thing to have said about you.

The above photograph, of dancer Alex Kolarcik, is from Cooper’s work on The Performance Research Project. What a great photograph! The portrait below is by Emily Cooper.