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Friday Fare: 8/20/21

Friday fare - northernSo many things …

I got the proclamation and the marriage sermon done. Both events (the upcoming retirement of my friend Steve and the marriage ceremony for Caitlyn and Tanner) were both wonderful and emotional. The wedding had the added bonus of a trip to Minnesota’s North Shore. To be honest, I kind of wish I was still up there … 🙂

This week, I’m feeling a little bit panicky with a deadline – my kids are scheduled to go back to school on August 30th. Under normal circumstances, I’d be thrilled, but we’re still in the midst of a pandemic and my kids aren’t old enough to be vaccinated. Vaccination status notwithstanding, I still need to buy school supplies and procure backpacks.

Here are some links that caught my eye over the past few weeks:

  • I am ridiculously proud to post this article about my dear friend Kathleen Donnelly.  Her debut novel comes out next year from Carina Press and I cannot wait.
  • This is a long read, but a good one about REM frontman Michael Stipe.
  • Oh Scholastic
  • This book rocketed to the top of my TBR list. (Where it’s joining a ton of other books …)

And finally – I was scrolling through Instagram where I saw a post announcing that folk singer Nanci Griffith died. I discovered her music when I was a college DJ (Blue Roses from the Moon) and I wore out a CD of her live album Winter Marquee. I had the great fortune of attending one of her concerts in 2011, the year before she quietly bowed out of the limelight. May her memory be a blessing.

– Shelley

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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.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fare: 8/20/21”

  1. I was scrolling through Instagram where I saw a post announcing that folk singer Nanci Griffith died.
    I hadn’t heard this! She was a wonderful singer, though the only song of hers I ever heard was a collaboration with Gaelic Storm (“Tear Upon the Rose,” from their album How Are We Getting Home?). And I loved Suzy Bogguss’s rendition of “Outbound Plane.” So sad!

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