ReadRightNow: Monday, September 16, 2013

I have been very lucky, so far, in my lot as a Navy wife:  until last week, the longest Amanda and I had been separated was one night. That’s the beauty of shore duty – hardly any travel. But now we’re on sea duty, and I’ve spent the last week without Amanda while she’s away training. The first few days were bizarre and out of shape:  routine fell apart, I ate a lot of pizza, and I binge-watched “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix. I didn’t blog because I didn’t have the motivation or the words to say. It was a quiet time of grounding myself in a solo routine, and I’m glad I took that time for myself.

(Before any veteran Navy spouses start schooling me, I know. It’s only two weeks. I get to talk to Amanda on the phone and video chat and text. This is a pampered taste of what’s to come. I know.)

And here I am, one week later, almost finished with season two of HIMYM, back to cooking real meals (with real veggies – Swiss chard, like a boss) for myself, and back to blogging. Last week, I was quiet. I read a lot. I wrote a lot on my book. I’m hoping to pull out that level of productivity again this week. And amidst it all, I found this lovely selection of articles to share with you:  a collection of articles about humans and the will to survive and solve mysteries and do good and be strong. To keep digging.

ReadRightNow:  Monday, September 16, 2013

3 thoughts on “ReadRightNow: Monday, September 16, 2013

  1. Have I told you how much I love these installments? SO MUCH. I can’t believe those articles….the one about Into the Wild and the storytelling. Making room in schedule to read. Great post.

    1. Thanks so much! I sometimes worry they’re a big dud on the blog, but I really like sharing the articles with everybody, so I press on. I’m glad to know they’re well-received. Have you read Into the Wild? I think you’d find it interesting – my mom gets so mad at the story, and I understand her anger, but I also find it intriguing.

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