Hump Day Happy, Thanksgiving Edition

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. That’s a complicated holiday to navigate, but then, everything is complicated these days, isn’t it? That being said, gratitude is worth practicing year-round. Given that, let’s see what’s making me happy this week!

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“It hurts to give up on a project. But not everything is meant to be finished.”

This article by Alexander Chee is still awesome three years after the fact. A highlight from item #12: “Many of us work at home all day, not even wearing underwear apparently, and we don’t even have valets to mumble to.” (Rest assured, I am wearing underwear while I’m typing this. Maybe.)

PRISM international‘s nonfiction contest deadline has been extended to November 30. Run, don’t walk, folks.

Right when I’m thinking of “Trains and Winter Rains,” Enya comes out with
a new album
.

(Seriously, just try to get this song out of your head after you hear it. Bonus? Keep an eye out in the video for sharks!)

Archeology! Researchers unearth a lost island in the Aegean. Sadly, it’s not Atlantis.

I see fictional people.”

How to weed your bookshelves. If you don’t have more books than you have shelf space, either I have no idea who you are, you’re already doing this, or you need to read more.

“America, you’ve gone yellow.”

I love having completely awesome and talented friends like Natalie Morrill, winner of the HarperCollinsPublishers/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction.

Joseph Gordon Levitt is a part of the Rhythm Nation.

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