As I was sitting on the patio having tea at the Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Market and fighting with my writing project, I look up and see Dick Van Dyke look over at me on his way to get a cup of something to drink. Although shocked, it was as though I recognized a friend, especially after seeing the placard he had built for his wife at the Serra Retreat Center yesterday. So I looked up from my pile of papers and said hello as he rushed off.