Late comers

A few replies to requests for the year-end wrap (see Christmas Soundtrack) were received after deadline. Among them were those from Arlene Rosenstein, Samantha Stenzel, Doug Gallowayand Mel Tobias. The photo that Doug sent us of his wife and himself at the Musso & Frank restaurant in L.A. is posted below.

Here are the blurbs received from Sam and Mel:


Happy New Year, So sorry I missed seeing this until now. I will look at the website soon. I have not been doing tours recently (editing and writing) but am putting together a tour for Cuba in March. I am not online very often since I moved to another apartment in my house. I will be soon.Lots of cheer, health and happiness in 2012!

MEL TOBIAS (Vancouver)

Still happily recovering from a fabulous New York trip. Saw 7 shows in 8 days plus culinary delights and shopping for books at the Strand. I am not much into computer and e-mail.

At the moment I am editor of a lifestyle magazine and columnist to a Manila newspaper and own a collectible store (store is for baby boomers with money and lots of memories). In other words, I am selling nostalgia and enjoying real interaction, not the Facebook variety.

I have fond memories of you (Peter) and of Gene Moskowitz, who “discovered” me in Hong Kong.