Many things make a newsletter
Back when blogs were a thing,1 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 stories2 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.3
Brains are weird.
Anyhoo, some stuff you also might find interesting out on the interwebs:
I don’t know which is more beautiful: the idea of a grown-up pro-fat camp or the pictures.
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.
Avery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest is back!
And, finally, a very smol word postcard:
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.9 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.10 There’s just something about driving on country roads in the dark that makes it so much easier to slip into Discworld. Highly recommend.
yes, I still have one but it’s mostly just links to this here newsletter
and podcasts and tv shows and
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