Hello from Augtober. It's gross, right? Summer's never going to end – and it's not even bright sunny beach day summer. Blarg.
Not too much new on my end, but I have a bunch of stuff to share since last week's newsletter was not a typical one, so let's get on with it.
"Here's the Deal with Listening to Sad Stuff When You're Depressed" for Buzzfeed
"A course on freelancing? Yes, and not only that, it's a master's degree" for Poynter
"Try a Trail" for The New York Times
What I'm Reading
I finished Natural Born Heroes, which makes me want to change all of my training and diet right before the NYC Marathon (which I won't do – I do sometimes take my own advice). I also read Michael Connelly's City of Bones and Judy Blume's Just as Long as We're Together, which I picked up from a Little Free Library in Boulder. I don't remember reading Blume as a kid – I have no idea why. But I can see why her books are so popular. It rocketed me back to middle school, in both good ways and bad. And now I'm onto Connelly's Lost Light. Hey, sometimes a gal needs something predictable, and genre fiction is it.
What I'm Watching
I'm on the third season of Jane the Virgin, which, if you've seen the show, holy cripes that's not what I was expecting. I also meant to share a few newsletters ago that I watched the last season of Catostrophe. I don't know of any show that can make me laugh, cringe, cry and feel all the things as much as that one. If you've never watched it and have Amazon Prime, please do especially if you've never been involved with someone with addiction problems.