Owen Edwards has been arts editor of Saturday Review, executive editor of American Photographer, managing editor of Cosmopolitan, founding editor of Parenting, and a columnist for GQ and Smithsonian. His books include “Quintessence,” a best-selling design book that he co-authored with the late Betty Cornfeld; its sequel, “Elegant Solutions”; a primer on office politics called “Upward Nobility,” which was adapted from his GQ columns; and “Netscape Time,” written with Netscape founder Jim Clark. Owen’s most recent book is “Caught in the Act,” a collaboration with photographer Howard Schatz. It hopefully will be joined soon by a memoir, recently completed, about his years on a Greek island. Owen is coping with the drought in California by spending long dry days on his motorcycles.