So, I didn’t mean to take a month’s break from blogging but things … THINGS! happened. (And by things … my kids’ spring break, my dad’s birthday, a weekend trip to see a concert … y’know. Things.)
Alas, the past few weeks have brought some mind-boggling things:
- I saw Taylor Hawkins on the 2000 tour he referenced in this article. I honestly think that Hawkins was one of the finest drummers to come out of my generation (many tributes referred to his “ferocious joy” in drumming.) I don’t usually get on the “mourning” train for celebrities – but this is a huge loss to the musical world.
- I tire of politicians. (OK – that sentence can just end there, full stop.) But I SINCERELY tire of politicians who constantly work to undermine voting rights and basic human rights. Oh yes, Florida – I am looking at you and your “don’t say gay” legislation. As someone who came of age when Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered, this type of legislation and political fear mongering hits way too close to those dark days.
- The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh
- Refuse to be Done by Matt Bell
- The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
- MAT 111 Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1971: Stories from 33 Quebec’s Tour of Duty by Jim Roberts
The Gilded Age on HBO Max. Can we all just take a moment of silence to observe how freaking awesome Carrie Coon is?
The last time I blogged, I said I wanted to make it to 30K on my WIP by the end of the month. I missed that mark by about 4,000. But … I’m plugging away and I’m happy with how the characters are talking to me and what they have to say.
OK – let’s choose kind whenever we can. Let’s not slap people, even if they piss us off. Drink some water, eat some veggies, call someone you love and tell them you love them.
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.