Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
I’m not going to lie – I’m one of those annoyingly “glass is half full” kind of people (unless it’s a cup of coffee and then I actually get kinda panicky when it’s getting past the halfway mark). So’s my BFF Paul. He posted this piece on Facebook the other day and it resonated.
I had to read Gary Snyder’s work during an undergraduate post-modern literature class. His work has stuck with me all these years – glad to hear he’s still out in the world.
In my estimation, Rolling Stone took a dive in credibility after the botch job they did on the UVA rape case. However, I couldn’t help but read this piece about some college kids who became immigrant smugglers. As a writer, I read pieces like this to help inform future characters. Sometimes articles I come across get archived as future story ideas or things that help me with research.
Celeste Barber recreating celebrity Instagrams – this was good. Provided much needed larfs.
And not gonna lie – been spending way too much time wrapped up in the mania surrounding Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.
And no – this is not a cooking blog, but damn … might need to break out the skillet for these pork chops!
Listening to: Prince. 2016 – you suck.
Reading: Finished Brian Freeman’s “Immoral.” It was good to revisit the book, I had totally forgotten the ending.
Fiction Update: Edits. Edits. Edits.
Enjoy the weekend!