I remember a time when a winter storm warning wouldn’t be enough to keep me inside if I didn’t want to be. As long as at least the cafe within walking distance was open, I’d always have a Third Space to take advantage of. But in my old age, I’m starting to like my First Space a little more. Plus, I just got word that the Barnes and Noble that usually hosts my writing group on Sundays is closing up early today.
IRON IN THE FIRE. Given that the next step in the process is on Friday, I probably won’t have anything substantive to report by next Sunday. I’ll keep you all posted, though!
FEEDING MY EYES
- MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry, because I was all about SYLLABUS.
- “Why We Believe What We Believe” – an article for the MOOC I’m doing right now.
- ““That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It” – which is something I ran across serendipitously apropos of the MOOC section I was doing this week.
FEEDING MY EARS. With another episode of the Ezra Klein Show podcast that was so dense, I had to listen to it twice: “How Whole Foods, yoga, and NPR became hallmarks of the elite.”
IN THE WILD. It’s been a month since our little buddy passed away. He left behind a pretty lonely sister, so we decided to get another friend a couple of weeks ago.
Say hi to Asher, formerly known as “Chomp Nomz,” which is the name he earned in lockup (i.e. at the local SPCA). They say his first act after rescue was to lightly bite on someone’s finger, probably because he thought it was food and he was even smaller than he is now. But we believe in second chances in this household! He also answers to “Lil’ Guy,” “Criminal Kitten,” “Meatball,” and “Lil’ Purr Monster.” Seriously, his purrs sound like he’s got a little plastic toy motor in him!
He and Mazikeen have been slowly (like, very slowly) getting acclimated to each other, but things are moving in the right direction!
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
I believe this is true. I also believe that by now, at least one Filipin@ figured out a way into the system and is using it to make a little extra scratch for themselves and their family. https://t.co/MUqOIFIpn9
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) November 26, 2019