Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday Salon: May 9, 202

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 

 

 
It feels really good to be out at the schools again, seeing my colleagues in the flesh, and having more normal interactions. I even went to a restaurant for the first time in 14 months. We ate outside and the nearest table of other people was at least 20 feet away so I felt okay about it. There is definitely a re-entry process that we're all going through.


Today is Mother's Day in the US, but my family doesn't make a big deal of it. I live in the same house as my mom, so we see each other every day. But my daughter sent me a gift this year: 4 big chocolate chip cookies that she claims are the best she's ever eaten. I've had two already and I must agree!

If you are a long time reader of this blog you know that I am not good with audio books. I need to see the written word or my mind wanders. However, I do well with talk radio and podcasts (I think that means I am getting old). Here are some of my go-to podcasts these days. Do you have favorite podcasts to recommend?
  • Ear Hustle--based in San Quinten prison (ear hustle means "gossip" in prison)
  • NY Times The Daily--in depth interviews/stories about something in the news
  • NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me--political game show
  • True crime podcasts--I'd love recommendations for this. I seem to randomly find them


I am loving the books I've been reading lately, with no duds for a long time. And my system of choosing books at the start of the month, having a pile from which to choose on my coffee table, is working well. But, my daughter comes home in a couple weeks and I know that means less reading. For a good reason. 

This graphic is a link to my Challenges page.

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