What a difference a week makes! 🤯 Earlier this week we reached an 80-degree high and you’d never guess that just a few days prior snowmageddon reached fever pitch on poor ol’ Texas’ infrastructure. Our family is doing just fine; thanks to the many of you who’ve asked. School, work, daydreaming about raised garden beds when someone should be writing their book manuscript… 🤔 Basically, life is back to normal.
Surfing in Fujisawa, west of Tokyo, Japan. #
5 Quick Things ☕️
1. There’s a real, actual reason humanity is drawn to fiction.
2. The pressure felt by a short afternoon walk – “It feels as if I’m your lover, friend, and therapist all wrapped into one and, frankly, it’s making me uncomfortable.”
4. Looking forward to reading more of this.
And… we also moved the podcast to its own Substack! Yep, you can now subscribe to A Drink With a Friend’s newsletter, where you’ll both get all new episodes, plus eventually enjoy some exclusive extras like essays from the both of us and additional after-the-show recordings (we also envision it as a safe space for those of you who really want to wrestle with faith questions and issues in a private, understanding community). We’d love you to sign up so you know when we publish the goodness!
Currently Reading, Watching, Listening 🎧
“The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around him will create community.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer #
From the Community 🏠
This week I asked what everyone’s currently reading, and as always, it’s a lively discussion (it’s one of the favorite questions asked!). I shared that I’m in a fiction slump and you guys did not disappoint with great suggestions. Seriously, get to that thread with a pencil in hand.
Elsewhere (by someone else*) 📍
*Because I’m not on social media much these days while I work on another writing project. But I agree with these wise words. 👆
Have a good weekend!
p.s. This is so chaotic and weird and funny. (And as an aside, I love the ‘I love you’s.)