It’s been awhile since I’ve shared this space with you all. Interesting articles abound out there on the Interwebs, here are some of the good things I’ve read recently …
This is what I wrote on Facebook about the following blog post: “I love Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. I love Dolly Parton in ‘Steel Magnolias.’ The song ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ damn near brings me to tears, so I can’t listen to it in public, but man … I’m grateful for Dolly Parton. Her talent is matched by her generosity. This is a nice ‘open letter’ to Ms. Parton.”
My husband and I recently realized that we need to take Queen’s live version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” off of our road trip mix CD that we have in my mom-mobile. (Eldest is repeating everything right now. Including a couple of choice “mommy words.” So we really don’t want him running around quoting Freddie Mercury’s lyrics, mmm-kay?) But did you ever wonder what it would look like if “Bohemian Rhapsody” was acted out literally? I didn’t either, but it’s brilliant.
This “guide” to the 2016 Williams-Sonoma catalog made me laugh. Then plot my order for personalized peppermint bark.
And although I have way too much crap going on, I think I need to make these for Christmas Eve and present them to my uncles. Because maple and bourbon.
Listening to: “Who the f*ck is Sturgill Simpson?” There are any number things that I loved about this piece in the New York Times talking about Simpson’s surprise nomination for “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”; but the biggest thing is the man’s attitude and humility. I also love the fact that he adored Beyonce’s “Lemonade.” Seriously … how cool is that?
Reading: Still reading “Death Along the Spirit Road” by C.M. Wendelboe. And while that’s pending, I’ve been doing some volunteer work getting this anthology ready for Kindle / eBooks. There are some damn good short stories in this book. Can’t wait for it to be available in e-format.
Fiction Update: Eh … I’ve been over-committing myself lately to other projects and distractions. HOWEVER, I’m on track to have a first draft of “Dragonfly” done by end of year. I’ve also been drafting a blog post that outlines some of the lessons learned from this year’s NaNoWriMo. Good things are happening.