Kyle Cassidy came by the house last week to take my picture for a project he's got brewing. Kyle is an extraordinary photographer. His most recent book is Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes, a topic which could have been drearily political in less talented hands. But the book everybody loves most is War Paint: Tattoo Culture & the Armed Forces. There's just something extremely close to the bone in the choice of decoration a war-fighter (as they're called now) places on the body that may well be sacrificed for one's country. There's a lot to think about in those photos.
Obviously, a guy who writes books is not as profound a subject. But while he was here, Kyle took some shots of me and Marianne together. There we are, above, dancing in the living room.
What a beautiful woman she is! What a fortunate man am I!