Friday, August 22, 2008

Chris Rubin: An appreciation

After a two-year battle with cancer, my friend Chris Rubin died a week ago today. Chris was my mentor in the business of travel writing--he could be counted on to share resources and information, edged with a dry wit and remarkable sense of professionalism. We shared many a dinner together and visited sites from Monterey to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He had a true appreciation and great knowledge of wine, spirits, music and the finer things in life. On a trip to Las Vegas (above) we toured the Strip in a Mercedes-Benz Maybach--sweet! My condolences go out to his wife Deborah Calla, his family and his many friends.

1 comment:

linda said...

hi kathy, linda arroz here.
kyrian corona and i were saddened to learn of chris's passing. we worked with him right till the end.
we enjoyed and respected him and have some wonderful memories.
we miss him and i wanted to share that with you.
this is the second friend this summer who passed away. did you know jack marquette?
hope all is well with you.