The New York Times has an article with absolutely lovely photographs interviewing Mary Catherine Bateson. she is a careful, thoughtful writer, the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. every few years i return to this family of writers to see what they said and lived and wrote about whatever it is i’m contemplating. Blackberry Winter by Margaret and With a Daughter’s Eye by Mary Catherine are especially illuminating. when we lived in the jungle i envied the mosquito room that Gregory built in Indonesia. those facing typewriters and bookcases! imagine an entire room free of bugs!