Day 5 Year 2
No chicken served on Chicken Friday
I started following Andrey Kurkov on Twitter, so you don’t have to, and I listened to his latest chit chat for PEN from Palo Alto. Like Andrey, I’m a fan of Bulgakov, whose career/life ended miserably, as well as Ukraine’s energetic Japanese-speaking community.
Chaga exports are up.
On the war front, nothing much has changed. Roger Cohen at The New York Times wrote a sensible article, titled War in Ukraine Has Changed Europe Forever. No event has transformed the continent more profoundly since the end of the Cold War, and there is no going back now.
He recalled Berlin in the early 1980s, when Olaf was peacenik1.
Some things never change. Thousands of confused Germans rallied over the weekend in Berlin calling for peace talks to end fascistic Russia’s genocidal campaign in Ukraine.
The big news in Kyiv this week is that it’s no longer winter. Spring starts on Wednesday after the warmest winter in 140 years.