I am taking megadoses of ritalin to try to find some energy.
Back on steroids to stabilize the brain.
Only two more scheduled treatments of Avastin, which is causing me great fatigue. Then an MRI and maybe I can get off Avastin.
Still stuck at home, although working through e-mail and the phone.
Walked my dog Zaggy today. Fell on a curb on 56th Street, went sprawling and badly hurt myself. Four guys on the street helped me recover and get up. I then fell in my apartment. Zaggy came up to me on the floor and started licking me.
Changed my distributor in Washington State today. Very hard to do.
All this leads me to the obvious question: who appointed Alice Feiring to be the spokesperson for natural wine? She is being very hostile.
Which leads me to the next obvious question: why do Jenny & Francois make believe they own the idea of natural wine? I respect them as honest competitors when they act honestly. I do not respect them when they pretend they own natural wine as a category. If they want to have a Jenny & Francois Natural Wine Tasting Week, I'm all for it. If they want to have seven years of The Natural Wine Week as if it is something they own and exclusively represent than they are being disrespectful of their colleagues and the scores of natural winemakers they do not represent.
We just had 38 vignerons in America with us. In the past we called this annual tour something like The Louis/Dressner Real Wine Assault. This year we called it:
From Cairo thru the Middle East thru LA to San Francisco Thru North Carolina Thru New York and then Chicago!
Freedom Wines and Freedom Vignerons Advancing Against Industrial Tyrants
Zaggy agrees with me about this even if Alice Feiring does not.
The wines and winemakers speak for themselves. They don't need fake posturing.