Dog sitting on Oahu through August and a little of September was a good change of pace. We took in the art museum and Shangri-La. The latter was the mansion of the richest woman in the world, Doris Duke, who turned the place into a palace of Persian art. The art was grand, but the natural setting stole the show.
River the dog was a shameless hostess. Always the trendsetters, our friends in Aotearoa — Julia, Annie, and Hamish — celebrated my news of finding a good publisher with Piña Coladas. Julia, on the left, is well-trained in fine art and book design. She made some excellent suggestions as we worked out the final version of the cover.