It's a Cruel, Cruel Summer
The Friday Newsletter is back, and a little mad from the heat
Friends? I thought it might never happen. It seemed improbable—a far-off dream, one that might not be realized in my lifetime—but it came true.
The weekend has arrived.
I don’t know about you, but for me the last work week has been an interminable slog, on that felt like two or three weeks to get through. Meanwhile, I took an exceedingly-rare Friday off last week—much thanks to my dear friend Denny Mayo for stepping in and producing an excellent newsletter in my stead.
But you know what?
That’s right, I’m back, re-stocked and reloaded, ready to blast out a fresh slate of Friday goodness for your weekend enjoyment and edification.
I try, as much as it feels natural, to group the items in my Friday newsletters around a loose theme. I slide things around in my master Friday Planning document so that the various foods, cocktails, music, books, etc. complement each other in some way. Sometimes those themes come first, and I find items to fit into them; sometimes the themes emerge as items gravi…