I grew up reading Maira Kalman’s books– colorful accounts of the wacky and willy characters who live in this city. I met her once at an opening for one of her shows and was shocked (as you would be if you know her work) to see her dressed all in plain white. As a life-long fan, nothing makes me happier that she’s now using her unique story-telling technique to tell it like it is in her monthly blog And the Pursuit of Happiness on the New York Time website. She’s written wonderful pieces on immigration, President Obama’s inauguration, and this month she recounts a visit the other coast to see Alice Waters and the Edible School Yard. It’s so good you’ll want to read it again, and then maybe once more, just for good measure.