r.i.p. paul newman

What a role model of an artist and of a human being. I never met him, but he lived close by; the possibility of seeing him in person at the supermarket or in downtown Westport was one of life's little thrills when I was a teenager. One summer I worked in a seafood restaurant that he and his wife Joanne Woodward liked but they always came on my night off. I wish more celebrities followed their example and not use their children as props, not flaunt their philanthropy and good works. He was a great man with heart, intelligence, humor. My condolences to his family and friends.