I received this reply from Alan Berliner:
"Thanks so much Marjorie, I really appreciate it.
I'm so touched by your comments, but mostly I'm so happy that you're thriving and growing in so many ways. Never stop smiling, and never stop trying to make people laugh!
If there's any chance that my conversation will be available on-line you will be the first to know.
With my warmest regards,
Alan has inspired me to be imaginative and creative... and I am so happy that he is receiving the Freedom of Expression Award. His body of work is excellent in all ways.