I have fallen off the well-scheduled blogging wagon. Actually, I fell off of it about three weeks ago and it's now run over me multiple times. The good news is that it's because I've been writing like crazy, which is great, but I'm working hard to figure out how to balance freelance jobs with the blog and other writing projects. I think I'm getting better at balancing and that I have a strategy in place to avoid major gaps in the future. Hope springs eternal and whatnot.
After such a long break, it's hard to even figure out how to get back at it. Even as I sit to write this, I feel the judgmental glare of many overlooked posts staring me down. The initial recovery plan is: this "ideas" post today followed by an article this weekend about QuadrigaCX and a podcast post by Wednesday. Here's to the best laid plans. For now, here are some ideas for this week:
WATCH - WHISKEY CAVALIER
ABC has a new spy drama/comedy that's great. It's a little bit James Bond, a little Scrubs and a little bit Scandal. The cast is great - particularly for those of us in the generation that has loved Scott Foley since Felicity. Watch it Wednesday nights on ABC or anytime on abc.com, Hulu or Google Play.
READ - EDUCATED
I love a good memoir, the whole Million Little Pieces debacle notwithstanding, and Educated is a great one. It's the story of Tara Westover's childhood in Idaho, where her family lived off the grid and away from any sort of structured organization (no school, no government, no doctors). Her father seems to have had some serious undiagnosed mental health issues that lead to him repeatedly putting his family in harm's way. It's a jaw-dropping memoir that's at times difficult to read while also being completely fascinating. Well worth the read.
LISTEN TO - A STAR IS BORN SOUNDTRACK
As part of my Oscars preparation, I watched A Star is Born. I guess it's great, but I found it so overwhelmingly depressing that it weighed on me for a few days after watching that. I know that's the sign of a good movie, but life is hard enough as it is and I can't take something quite this heavy in my free time. BUT, the music was absolutely amazing. If I could do it again, I'd skip the movie entirely and just listen to the soundtrack.
Those are my picks for the week. Hope you can enjoy one or all of them this weekend. I look forward to learning about and sharing the story of QuardigaCX this weekend. Until then, please either email or comment with any ideas for the upcoming week or for post ideas. Glad to be back at this!
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