Turns out that it's really tough to do "extracurriculars" like writing a newsletter when you come home every night and it's all hands on deck to get a baby ready for bed. I do not understand how people handle multiple children.
It's been a month since I last published an issue. Amanda and I have done some pretty creative work with our schedules lately and I'll be publishing more consistently now (said all the writers, everywhere).
In case you're new to Mark as Read: first, welcome! Second, a quick note on why I send this newsletter: I wanted a way to share enjoyable reads that make their way to me via myriad channels, so here we are. Facebook and Twitter are just a mess, so I tend to avoid sharing articles there. If you have an article you think I'd enjoy, please don't hesitate to text or email it to me. You can even reply directly back to this issue and I'll get it.
Lately I've been listening to copious amounts of Jack Johnson. You may have literally LOL'd at that. But do you realize how soothing that dude's voice is? There's nothing that seems to calm my cranky daughter better than some melodic acoustic guitar and the voice of a Hawaiian, apparently.
I haven't listened to much of his new stuff, but to me you can't beat Sleep Through The Static. Try it out if you haven't before.
That's it for this week. I've gotten a couple of Further Reading recommendations but haven't taken the time to write anything up about them (you'll notice that section is still missing in this issue). Should you have a recommendation for a book you'd like me to share, please send it my way.
Have a wonderful weekend. I hope it's sunny, restful, and long.