Friday Fare: 3/2/18

What is Friday Fare? As a recap, on Fridays I post link love to the various bits of arcane shiz I discover on the Interwebs.  I liken it to a glimpse into my mind, but without the 80s song lyrics or mental cobwebs.


Book me a ticket to Ankara to see this most amazing library.

I’ve talked about the Salt Bae before.  Here’s how he spends his Sundays.

Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers?  I can be sold on that casting.

February was “Women In Horror” month and I’m proud to have a friend who writes in that genre.  Meg Hafdahl is releasing her debut novel in March and is garnering a nice amount of press coverage for her upcoming book.  This piece from was a nice interview that traces Ms. Hafdahl’s roots as a horror writer.

So, I keep going on and on about my love for Frances McDormand.  And while that love is true, I revel in the fact that Laurie Metcalf is getting a huge amount of press for her turn in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”  The New York Times Magazine did a nice profile on Ms. Metcalf.  I love these strong, unconventional leading ladies.


Listening: Eh … I got nothing. I have been streaming the “Riverdale” soundtrack off of Amazon which simultaneously makes me feel cool (I’m streaming!  I’m listening to stuff that I haven’t listened to before!) and old.  At the same time.  (Old:  I remember the original rendition of the single “Kids in America.”  And I remember how cool I thought that song was in the 1980s as I grooved to it in my jelly sandals that gave me the WORST blisters.)

Reading: Preston and Child’s latest Pendergast was marvelous, as expected, and was snarfed down by my brain like a sugar addicted kid eating marshmallows.  I also finished John Gaspard’s “The Ambitious Card.”  That was a great read and I highly recommend it.  Now I’m reading Cal Newport’s “Deep Work: Rules for Success in a Distracted World.”  I’m only through the introduction and already liking what I’m reading.  Hopefully I can glean some tips that help me maximize my (increasingly limited) time and work output.

Writing Life: Last week’s sniffles for my family was replaced this week by vomiting.  Between that and some other outside distractions, I’ve been doing more reading than writing / editing.  But I’m reading more books versus articles / blog post on my phone, so we’re going to chalk that up as a quasi-win.

Spring is in the air, friends!  Beware the ides of March and that sort of thing.

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