I wrote The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill on three double espressos a day. I’ve been working at Street Song on two double espressos a day. For reasons that I won’t go into right now, I decided to purge the caffeine out of my system. For the last two weeks, I’ve been having some foggy days—been in a foggy daze. It’s been difficult to work on the book and impossible to work on this blog. I’m pretty clear now, though, and I find that I have much better energy without all that caffeine in my veins. In two days, I’m leaving for Winnipeg to attend a film festival where they’re going to show the parrot movie. I’ll be back early next week, and then I’ll start posting again.