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Friday Faves

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Colorado has been seeing sunshine interspersed with days of heavy snowfall. This weird winter weather is the perfect setting for freelance writing from home and reading books when I can. When I'm not doing either of those, I'm finding little tidbits on the internet like these. Happy Friday!

The Pool: Suddenly, the Friends part of my life looks more like Frasier

Marisa Bate discusses how your values and focus change as you get older. "Suddenly, across the board, the stakes are so much Frasier, there’s still so much humour, but somehow, the disappointments are heavier, bigger, more meaningful. The lightness of life now has a shade of emotional weight, of consequence. "

Photographer Jonathan Higbee discovers a world of coincidence on the streets of New York

"Extraordinary juxtapositions and unusual moments" is a perfect description of Higbee's photography. This is a great collection of Higbee's work, but if you need more, there's always his Instagram.

The New York Times: In Praise of Mediocrity

I love Tim Wu's thoughts on this fear of failure when it comes to hobbies. I've overheard someone say before, "What's the point of doing something if you're bad at it?" If the activity alone brings you joy, or if learning and improving makes you happy, then that's the point.

Currently reading:

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

The Myth of the Nice Girl by Fran Hauser

Just finished:

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

--And on the day I finished this book, a slew of articles were published about how author Dan Mallory (his pseudonym is A.J. Finn) lied about his life and is a con artist. Yikes!

Speaking of books, check out the #riotgrams challenge I'm doing on Instagram!


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