Operation Oysterhood: 12 August

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Typing with Salieri

A scatterbrain kind of day despite an unusually restful night and a morning with Meditative Story – an episode with David Duchovny, who, it appears, is also a novelist. In the past, I loved fiction written by Ethan Hawks, Carrie Fisher and James Franco. I hope to add Duchovny to the list. Time for another visit to the Book Lounge to order some books.

Today, I confused the time of a meeting, forgot a promise I made, wanted to reply to an email I’d already answered on Wednesday – and so it went on, BUT, in the end, all was well and a lot got done.

Salieri and I did not have an ideal day. Special diets have never worked for either of us, so I shouldn’t be surprised that we are both struggling to adapt. Big sigh. We hope for a better day tomorrow.

My love and I are trying out new foods/dishes with more success and tonight’s dinner was purely vegetarian. But tomorrow night we return to a favourite restaurant. Table booked and I can’t wait.

Together with Michael King and Masande Ntshanga, I recently spoke to Nancy Richards about sixty years of Contrast/New Contrast and the future of the magazine. You can listen to the BooksStoriesPeople episode here: “MICHAEL KING, KARINA SZCZUREK & MASANDE NTSHANGA – By complete Contrast”

The latest issue of New Contrast, Winter 2021, no 194

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”

— NICD

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