Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Night at the Oper ... uh ... Arts Awards

Perry Kendig's son Bill poses with me (nose to the grindstone, as usual)^

From left: Christina Koomen Smith (my wife), moi, Emily and Tom Field; cute couples, huh?

Here's the period of small talk; you'll note that I'm above it (with my camera). Heh, heh, heh ...^
One of my favorite people, Laura Rawlings, director of the Arts Council, flanked by two Literary Artist types^

So, here's the magic publishing duo enjoying an evening of being wined and dined (not so much wine for me) as winners of Arts Council of the Blue Ridge's Perry F. Kendig Awards. Ours was the Literary Arts Award, the first the council has ever given out.

We did have a good time and I just love dragging out those old tuxedoes for one more wear. (Did I mention that I'm the only journalist I know who owns three tuxedos? All those marriages.


  1. Damn if you don't clean up pretty good! Congrats - sorry I missed it if only to see you in that tux.

  2. Kurt, The tux is one of many I have left over from marriages over the years. Salvaged something, at least. Dan

  3. Congrats! On the awards, not the leftover tuxes.

  4. Lisa: Thank you, ma'am. I congratulated myself that the tuxes still fit.