"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Distinguished Gathering

Returned to the Lodge, a haven of roses and birdsong, yesterday afternoon. Later we attended a political event, a private party for my buddy Senator Barack Obama. It took place at the lovely home of a yogurt mogul. I hadn't met him, but I've encountered his wife, a writer.

Plenty of celebrities in the crowd. Some of them friends or acquaintances of ours. Our U.S. Congressmen. Two candidates for the U.S. Senate. Several State Senators. A handful of State Representatives. Our world-famous bishop. Local celebs--political talk show hosts, former gubernatorial candidates. And at least one member of the national media, Gwen Ifill of PBS.

Also present, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, his wife, and daughter.

Little Olivia Burns gets a shout-out from our host.

The candidate addresses the crowd.

The refreshments were wonderful. We did more schmoozing than dining, so failed to score the Stonyfield ice cream everyone was raving about.

After the Senator and some of the uber-celebs withdrew for a private confab, I went all fan-girl over Gwen Ifill.

It was altogether a lovely evening--perfect weather, interesting group, plenty of wine and beer, very enthusiastic and energetic young campaign staffers. And a most impressive candidate.

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