February 2nd

Groundhog day <—> I bask in the recurring memory of Lucy Joye’s book club evening, which included a delicious dinner from the Titanic menu cooked by the members, served at Lucy’s elegant table. I was given Vinolia soap in an illustrated box — such a thoughtful present.

Beth Sanford is setting up a facebook page for Starboard at Midnight.

Andrew Wilkinson, a photographer for Princeton Magazine, mentioned his friend, the musician Chris Harford, whose sister Susan (shrinking world) happens to be one of my best friends and happened to call me within the hour to say she loves reading Starboard at Midnight. Nothing like a book project to stir up trouble!

Is understanding the best path to love?

Julian Barnes: “History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.”