Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
Work continues to be insane, which is effing with my NaNo progress, but here’s hoping that a crazy November means a quiet holiday. (<– Famous last words.)
However, here are a couple things that brought me joy this week:
- First, my two dear friends who got married. I was their officiant, which … it’s a nerve-wracking honor to be asked. But the wedding was a joy. I had a lot of fun, got to spend some time with my husband, and got basically jack shit written on my works in progress. Oh well. So many good things that filled the well.
- Nice to see this piece about Allen Eskens, a fellow Twin Cities Sisters in Crime member and all-around nice guy.
- This was from a few weeks ago, but a number of articles came out honoring comedian/actor John Candy on what would have been his 66th birthday. One of my favorite John Candy movies is “The Great Outdoors.” So many of my best childhood / “watching movies with my brother” memories involves a John Candy movie.
Listening to: I’m a week late to the tributes for Leonard Cohen, but that was a loss that resonated last week. Almost every article I’ve read talks about the (endless) versions of “Hallelujah” or “Tower of Song.” Both are great songs, but my favorite is “If It Be Your Will.” My favorite version is actually Antony’s cover of the song, but that doesn’t lessen what was most treasured by Cohen’s fans: His ability to capture emotions into words and turn those feelings into song. The man was a poet and the world is darker with his loss.
Reading: Still reading “Death Along the Spirit Road” by C.M. Wendelboe.
Fiction Update: Still with the crickets, man … hoping that next week will give me some decent word counts, even if a holiday is sandwiched in there.