Many things make a newsletter
Back when blogs were a thing,I frequently put together a post that was simply links + informative text about said link. This I did mostly for my own benefit. I am a compulsive collector of stories I want to share with other people and, in a perfect world, talk about them later with. I share because sharing quiets the obsessive need to share, even if no one else ever clicks through.
Brains are weird.
Anyhoo, some stuff you also might find interesting out on the interwebs:
I started following Chicago’s Conservation Center on Instagrambecause I am fascinated by the before and afters, like this one, which is about a restored cross stitch sampler.
It’s like Bettina Makalintal has heard me ranting at the TV. As much as I love Italy and its food,there are other countries that have vibrant cultures and dishes. Seriously. Let’s go other places.
I don’t know which is more beautiful: the idea of a grown-up pro-fat camp or the pictures.
This is exactly the class I want to have taken in college.
Oh, good. We’ve moved on to death threats against regional theater producers. Great.
Seth Godin examines Who Cares? This is a question I ask myself all. the. time.
Can someone send me on this trip?K. Thx. Bye.
Avery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest is back!
And, finally, a very smol word postcard:The tours are fun enough, mind, but my favorite part is driving home after and listening to a Terry Pratchett audiobook. Last year, it was Going Postal. This time it was Maskerade, as read by Nigel Planer. There’s just something about driving on country roads in the dark that makes it so much easier to slip into Discworld. Highly recommend.
The Farmers’ Museum season is winding down. For a few weekends in October, I was part of the crew leading ghost tours after the museum’s working day.
yes, I still have one but it’s mostly just links to this here newsletter
and podcasts and tv shows and
I’ve done this before.
which escalated into subscribing to their newsletter and seriously considering a second (third? fourth? eighth?) career as an art conservationist. I don’t think I have the patience for it, however.
not so much its politics or misogyny but no place is perfect
and you should totally hire me to do that. DMs open. K Thx.
related: the final exam in one of my journalism classes in the mid-90s was held in a mock newsroom with phones and people we could interview and deadline pressure. It was awesome — and we all needed a beer or three afterwards.
I promise I’d take all kinds of photos and collect all sorts of anecdotes for you.
Technically, these are called Things that Go Bump in the Night tours but nearly no one says the full name
Neal from The Young Ones, for the folks who also planned their nights around the MTV broadcasts. Did you get your AARP card yet?
This is the most attention worthy thing in my week. I’ve been all over with you. Thank you for soothing us in the days before the midterms.
I love your writing style (though I use parenthesis instead of footnotes, myself.) Anyway, just dropping by to say: don’t you think the repetitive nature of tv, particularly cooking shows, is a symptom of the lack of safety in our lives? When people are anxious, they self-soothe with things they already know. And I’m betting you’re the same since I just heard on the AMR podcast that you’d love an endless supply of The Great British Baking Show 😂