As you may know, Tom Selleck has been nominated for an Emmy Award this year for his role as Jesse Stone in the recent "Sea Change". No one deserves it more. Tom nails the character. "Appaloosa" is proceeding, and has now in preproduction. Should start to shoot in the fall. The newest Spenser, "Now & Then" will be out October 23, on which date, I will be speaking at Yale University(Egad!). For those of you in mid coast California, Daniel T. Parker is appearing all summer in repertory at The Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival. David Parker and the Bang Group have been in residence at Concord Academy Summer Stages for the month of July and, after a short time at home in New York, will be in Cleveland (actually, Akron, I think). I am here typing, and Joan is here, putting up with me. When she's not going for a run in the woods with her walker, Pearl The Wonder Dog has spent the summer out the front window. At this writing the Sox are 8 games up on the Yankees.