3Ms reunion in Santa Monica

Carolyn See, whose smashing 3Ms essay, "The Scholars and the Pornographer," first appeared on The Rumpus, was one of my mentors, though I didn't write about her in the book. She has been a model for me of literary generosity, good humor, and taking the long view. In Santa Monica earlier this week, we had lunch at Michael's, whose wonderful garden you get a sense of in these photos