This may be a surprise to those of you who know how jaded and cynical I am, but tonight I’m feeling very good about being a human being. (That’s a joke, for those of you who don’t know me …) The TV telecast raising funds for Haiti is on right now – some no doubt famous country western singer is singing a song for Haiti. I’ve been begged by Wyclef Jean, Halle Berry, Leo Dicaprio and the glorious George Clooney to donate; Coldplay, the glorious Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder, so far, have sung. When the camera flashes by the phone banks taking donations, le tout Hollywood royalty is on display, including, strangely, Mel Gibson, not noted for his empathy.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much