Thomas picked up some old Rolling Stones CDs at the library which we are enjoying despite the creepiness of Keith Richards' new memoir. Those were the days when we thought Keith Richards was god. Turns out he's just an asshole.
Meanwhile, with a kid in the house, one says "those were the days" all the time. The Beast draws boa constrictors on the walls with blue markers. It's exhilarating.
In Sunnyside it's practically below zero weather and the sun is shining in a cold glaring way. We try to finish the copy edits of the Duncan biography, but can't make the time. UCal maybe is ready to drop the contract because of our stay-at-home-mom timeline. A book on RD came the other day and footnoted us as a key player in the "emerging Duncan industry". We were horrified. That which we love is not an industry. If only Eros ruled over the houses of industry and academia. But then the houses of industry and academia would not need to be. Tell it at the AWP, dweebs.
In NYC there's a city council bill to take the fluoride out of the water. There's too much of it, it's not properly regulated, and it's not good for kids or people with kidney problems.
Speaking of kidney problems, does anyone have a CRF cat? Our Harry is in stage 2 chronic renal failure and we'd like to know what the best diet is: low protein or high protein? There seems to be some disagreement on this. Our vet prescribes k/d diet: low phosphorus, low protein, but should we supplement with chicken gizzards? We're hydrating him, moderately, 50 ml a day.
And back to the water in Sunnyside, it's not only chlorine, it's also lead. Yes, lead, which causes brain damage in babies. We need a good filtration system. Suggestions welcome. We'll be back soon with more news of this and that. Next weekend we're in Buffalo to give a Saturday Night Reading for Just Buffalo. Peace out people. And eat the industrialists.