How was your week, guys?
I roadtripped across North Dakota (and saw the western hemisphere’s tallest structure
– which I totally didn’t know was in North Dakota), and this weekend I’ve been celebrating Memorial Day in a traditional fashion: 100 backyard parties. I also discovered that pizza waffles
reheat well on grills and everyone loves them!
Anyway. Links for you!
I’ve got two spots open for hookup requests in the June Network of Nice and mannny spots open for hookup offers. Send me 100 words about the (non-promotional, non-Googleable) help you need or can provide!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to research a historical novel?
Remember sensory details. It’s the sensory details that bring a setting to life for a reader, so don’t skimp on them. Pillage the research books for mentions of food, animals, fragrances, weather, scenery, materials, music–anything and everything that can lend a touch of reality.
Loved this: 5 rules for writing a kick ass to-do list.
Related: a simple trick for dewy summer skin.
Things to cook/bake/eat: rice and beans (four ways), pickled chard stem, pistachio crusted asparagus with feta.
I loved this – photos of concert goers that match the musicians.
.Do you already know about Zoey and Jasper
? A rescue dog and her little boy? And they dress in matching outfits?!!!
What does the word ‘ghetto’ really, actually mean?
This current use of “ghetto” is also curiously mismatched to the history of ghettos. Venice’s ghettos were home to prosperous merchants. Warsaw’s ghettos housed resistance fighters. Harlem was a ghetto when it hosted a transformative literary and cultural movement. Chicago’s Bronzeville was home to the black professional class — ghettos, by removing citizens’ freedom to live where they want, force schoolteachers next to drug dealers, working families next to whorehouses.
Just a collection of pretty, joyful, colorful images.