speaking engagement
June 1, 2011 12:06 am
Hello Daniel:
I attended your lecture at the Payne Foundation last Saturday and really enjoyed your presentation!!! I sat in the back next to Lily Singer.
I have a horticultural garden retreat in Topanga
called The Mermaid and do evening programs sometimes featuring speakers. i am passionate about butterflies and rear different native species on the site.
Would you be available for such a speaking event?  And if so please tell me how I go about making arrangements with you, cost, etc.
The Mermaid has a wonderful history — built as a country club in 1930, later to be coma a gambling house during world war 2 and then a gay bar called the Canyon Club in the 50s and 60s.
I have lived here for 21 years and rent the place out for all sorts of things. Please see our website,
Thank you,
Bill Buerge, owner
The Mermaid, Topanga

Hi Bill,
Thanks for your kind email.  I am glad you enjoyed the presentation.  Topanga Canyon is a wonderful area and I hope that posting your letter and link will be positive publicity for your garden retreat.  With summer approaching and budget cuts at the California Community College level, LACC has decided not to offer any photography classes among its drastically scaled back summer session, so I have some free time.  I will also contact you through my personal email address so that we can discuss specifics.

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