Friday Fare: 11/9/18

If you read one article this week (and if I only leave you one article from my week of reading weird, arcane schtuff), make it this one from Men’s Health where the writer tells you about his healthy diet plan.  Here’s a hint why I liked his writing style (and his choice of the coffee he drinks): “… you’d better only buy his special brand of coffee because a study he sort of read from 1832 says that mycotoxins in commercial coffee will turn you into a half-man, half-bat with one sole purpose: to consume every last one of those you love.”

But in case you missed it – I actually wrote a piece this week where I talk about moderating panels and why I’ve made it part of my writers journey.


Listening: I’ve had one of those weird (blessed!) months marked by a handful of trips up to the Twin Cities to attend concerts.  From a “I’m living the freakin’ dream” perspective, I was living the freakin’ dream.  From a “I’m 40, work full-time, and am the mother of two small children” perspective, my ass is DRAGGING.  However, I got to attend the iconic First Avenue for the first time and see my beloved Gregory Alan Isakov.  Last week found me at The Cedar Cultural Center listening to a trio of young women who were fairly LUMINOUS in their stage presence.  Give Mountain Man a spin.  You can thank me later.

Reading: Speaking of concerts, at the end of October, I got to see Phil Collins at the Target Center.  So now I’m reading his memoir.  And it’s good.  (Not as good as being in a singalong with thousands of people belting “Take Me Home.”  But good.)

Writing Life:  I need to set up my calendar to hit a December goal, but here’s what I’m working on (beyond the never ending edits to “Dragonfly.”):

– Shelley


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.

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