Unexpected perks

DECEMBER 31, 2010

This piece for the Weekend Arts section of today's New York Times illustrates some of the surprise benefits of the work I so joyously pursue.

Not only did I receive a sweet email from the girl for whom I had the most agonizing crush all through high school but, my copy of the paper came with a coupon for 50% off Home Delivery.*

I owe a debt of appreciation to Richard Aloisio for his skillful art direction, to the New York Times for 30 years of assignments and to the amazing Stuart Davis whose work has been a major influence ever since I first saw his painting on a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts a half-century ago.

*For the first 12 weeks with credit card payment for readers who have not had home delivery within the past 90 days. Offer expire 2/28/11.