Looking in from outside, it's interesting to read how in post-colonial Britain, Sajid Javid has been replaced by Rishi Sunak and that Alok Sharma was promoted to business secretary.
Reading The Sheltering Sky of Paul Bowles. It's interesting and well-written. The characters are racist and sexist, of course; I haven't a clue whether that reflects the views of the author, because we aren't intended to admire them.
I've joined a French microblog community called SeenThis with an active community of bloggers who share interesting articles. It's on quite a high level. Unlike my French. But it does include a translation engine for when I get stuck, and I'm strictly trawling, rather than actively participating.
I wish I'd avoided this. It removed "read more" links on some posts with more to read, and created other problems. Disabling & deleting did not remove some of the mischief it had produced.
Appam - They brought me this for breakfast and it was the first time I'd had it. It's quite vegan (made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk. South India has a wide range of breakfast possibilities. (https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/appam-recipe-kerala-appam/)
This book that I'm preparing for reprinting has two kinds of endnotes, one set goes at the end of each chapter and another is collected in an appendix.
The mosques are the biggest noise makers, in this particular place ( sometimes it's the temples), blasting out their call to prayer, in a language no one here understands, now at 4:45 a.m.