Friday Fare: 8/9/19

A couple things happened this week and on the same day, even.  My eldest son celebrated a birthday and that coincided with International Cat Day.  My feline has been gone for over a month at this point and although missing him is a daily thing, I texted my husband that this particular birthday was hard.  I made my kid a pumpkin cake and didn’t have to worry about the Cat trying to sample my baked goods and there’s no one that’s trying to chew the ribbons off of gifts and balloons.  Grief is weird and manifests itself in strange ways.

I’ve recently started using Pocket to collect the random articles I’ve been finding on the Internet.  So far, I’m liking it, although I’m anticipating the day that I have too many damn articles “bookmarked” in the app.  Oh well, here’s some good reading:

The Muppet Movie turned 40 recently.  I’ve loved rediscovering the Muppets’ music through my own children.

The Man with the Golden Airline ticket – this is a long personal essay, but worth the read.


Listening: Sarah Jarosz is luminous.

Reading:  I’ve been reading Glensheen’s Daughter by Sharon Darby Hendry. Glensheen is the iconic North Shore mansion in Duluth and was the site of a pair of gruesome murders in the late 1970s.  While the victim’s son-in-law was found guilty of the murder, there’s been ample speculation that the victim’s daughter orchestrated the crime.  As macabre as it sounds, the plot lends itself to a delightful musical called Glensheen.  I had the extreme fortune of scoring tickets to the show at St. Paul’s History Theatre and found out about Hendry’s book through the musical.

I also read Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings which was simultaneously one of the funniest and most delicious looking cookbooks I’ve ever read.

Writing Life:  Progress is slow but sure. 

Happy Friday!

– 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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