If we were having coffee, I’d invite you into my warm living room where I’ve set up a table filled with bagels, cream cheese, raspberry cream cheese danishes, tea and yes, coffee. I have French Silk, Espresso or if you’d prefer, a nice morning blend. It is very cold today and icy on the roads, so I hope you’ve traveled safely here.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about a great meeting of minds that I watched on YouTube this morning. Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte Jr on the same stage (@25.31 on the video) with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!. Noam gave an eloquent speech beforehand on Donald Trump and the decline of America as a Superpower. It is worth listen to as well. You can watch it here:
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about a great show I watched last night on Netflix called The OA. If you have Netflix, I would encourage you to watch it. It had many elements that I love. A bit on the spooky/eerie side, a wonderful protagonist, a detestable antagonist and an overall sense of hope in the bleakest of times. It’s also some amazing storytelling! You can read about it here. A note of caution, there may be spoilers in that review that you may want to ignore (the author tells you when to stop if you don’t want spoilers).
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my muse, Catharine, woke me up yesterday morning with a question, “Where’s home?” That question has led me to begin a new serial titled Andromeda Dreaming. I’d just finished a serial and had no plans to begin another one. This one is in the YA Science Fiction genre. A 9 year old mourns the loss of her parents and her homeworld. She is stuck on a foreign planet, having been ejected from the space exploration ship her parents’ had worked on when it came under attack. She comes to realize that she will never fit in with her adopted family and planet. It’s a bit of a coming of age story. If you like Science Fiction and YA stories, I hope you will join me each Tuesday and Friday as I write this story. Bring coffee along!
If we were having coffee, I’d have to let you go now. I have a HUGE list of books I need to read and review and really should get to that now. I’ve enjoyed the visit and hope you will join me again soon. Take some danishes on your way out and please travel safely.
If we were having coffee, dear readers, what would you like to share with me? Leave me a comment.
5 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 12/17/16”
I love it that you have a muse! And I am a bit behind on my reading as well, although I’m not much of a reviewer so I can pretty much read at my own leisure. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more of your writing and I hope you have a lovely upcoming week!
Thank you for the danish! The OA sounds like an interesting program. I’ll have to check it out.
You had me at raspberry cream cheese danishes. Now to check out that video. 🙂
Thanks for bagels and cream cheese. I just love those digital calories..yummy, yet not fattening. The decline of the US as a superpower is real and has been happening for a long time. Noam nails it.
I love Noam Chomsky & Amy Goodman! I’m also a huge fan of Norman Finkelstein. It’s good to spend time with great minds; they are the sane minds in a time of chaos. Thanks for coffee! :o)