“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
― Leigh Hunt
Another week, another Friday! There are a lot of great updates from various Friends of the Blog, Caitlin Kelly started teaching at the Pratt Institute, Katarina picked up a book agent (!!!) for her first novel, and a respected acquaintance found housing in Kenya where she just moved.
However, there’s some bad news from me. My grandfather’s health has taken a very bad turn with an infection that went to his heart. The family is taking the situation one step at a time, and my father and his sisters are with my grandparents, but any positive vibes, prayers, or supportive thoughts you could send their way would be very appreciated. Thank you, kittens.
Here are your links, just a few for your Friday, and tell me what you’re getting up to this weekend in the comments!
I had to chortle because Jeff definitely owns this shirt. And I may or may not have the lady version…
This headline alone should make you want to view the gallery.
Romantic friendships, an interesting subject for those interested in gender dynamics and history. As I happen to be. The notion that they grew most during a time when men and women’s spheres were so cut off from one another is something I hadn’t properly considered before, but that makes a lot of sense. Obligatory pearl-clutchers warning, queer relationships are discussed and some sexuality.
Trying not to break into song…
Disease has always been the soldier’s stereotypical companion, but the Paris Review has put together a piece and gallery on the anti-VD campaigns of WWII.
The Spanish royal family has had a rough time of it, but this article in the Daily Beast is positively dripping with scandal.
I’m a big fan of Pop Culture Happy Hour on NPR, and Linda Holmes (editor of the Monkey See blog and panelist) compiled a pinterest board of every “What’s Making Us Happy This Week” ever mentioned on the show. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Have a listen and then browse, ducklings!
What a clever thing!
So, that Star Trek future is postponed, right?