Episode 9. Mary Knows Jazz, Pretend Protocol, Old Folk Love, Lockdown Practicalities

Episode 9. Mary Knows Jazz, Pretend Protocol, Old Folk Love, Lockdown Practicalities
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Today we welcome writer, editor, poet, collagist & New Yorker Mary Folliet to the Late Supper Table (also: see BONUS episode 10 for a private poetry reading by Mary!)


Mary can be reached for all your literary libations. She is currently collaborating with the great Jazz pianist, conductor & composer Kirk Lightsey on his forthcoming memoir called COMING & GOING: KIRK LIGHTSEY TELLS HIS STORY.



F*ck you Boris, Cummings, Trump & his “Lieutenant” Texas Jester. Our older generations are the most under-utilised, untapped resource. They’ve walked the walk. The very suggestion that they are somehow “expendable” in the time of this pandemic to “save the economy” is horse sh*t.

How can we build a better society for old people? – Guardian

Organizations for Older Americans to Know

Helpage – Advancing the Well Being & Inclusion of Older People Worldwide

American Association of Retired People

AGE International UK

Pretend Protocol: Need ideas for staying inside? Use your imagination, like Anne Frank’s family did – 

The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959

Virus Survival: People with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)wash your hands, don’t wear them out!

Knowledge is power, the more you know the stronger you are…

International OCD network – extensive meetings and support resources

OCD UK – London Support Group & Resources – UK
OCD Action – Scotland • OCD ACTION – London • OCD New York – New York

Practicalities: Freezing Vegetables for your Supper Table

-Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten

How to Freeze: Justapinch.com – very handy & useful – and it’s organised by food type & offers a printable recipe card with instructions

All recipes.com – another generally good article

The 'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten Shares Her Pantry Staples for Enduring the Coronavirus Quarantine


1 Comment

  1. Hi Martin,

    Another great episode. Mary Folliet sounds like an interesting person to have supper with. Your comments on the older people in this country being a a precious, if under appreciated, asset and resource were absolutely spot on.
    Also, a side note, my father worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a pipefitter back in the day.
    Episode 10 was interesting. Very beat poetry vibe. Not really my literary genre.
    Hope all is well with you. Take care of yourself, we are sure not out of the woods with this yet. Turns out waiting two and a half months to respond to a pandemic is a really, really bad idea. Imagine that.


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