Poise and punch

published8 months ago
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Hello! (my favorite is "Uplift")

Here is what I found thrilling and inspiring around the internet this week.

1. My first piece of advice for anyone who wishes to start writing, but doesn't know where to begin is to Just Start. Plus there's some advice from my daughter, Author Maggie Sunseri.

2. Cicely Tyson (pictured above), who died last week at 96, "had a remarkable physical presence, someone sculpted as much as born. Her body was dancer lithe. She seemed delicate. But only 'seemed.' She was delicate the way a ribbon of steel holds up its part of a bridge. The deceptive nature of her fineness was right there in the name. Cicely Tyson. Poise and punch."

3. San Francisco is on my post-Covid-19 travel list. I simply want to grab a coffee, walk the city, and take in all of The Most Gorgeous Mosaic Stairs. And I want to sit in the most crowded cafés and restaurants. (Of course, I want to sit in crowded cafés and restaurants everywhere!) What's on your post-Covid travel list?

4. A blog to lose yourself in when you need to practice a little minimalism.

5. This week in true crime on Kentucky Fried Homicide: I tell Kris the story of Grant Amato, Addicted to Love. His family paid the ultimate price when he became infatuated with an internet cam girl.

6. What we're watching: The Little Things on HBO with Denzel Washington. Have you watched it? I kept wating for another twist at the end, but we really liked it.

7. If you're still confused as to what this newsletter is, I introduce The Weekly Thrill and talk about blogging for 2021 on heathersunseri.com.

8. What I'm reading: In a year when life seems to be passing by in a blur of unfortunate and devastating events, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin jumped out at me at a recent trip to the book store.

9. I cried huge crocodile tears over how this uncle's liver donation to his nephew saved both of their lives. Seriously snot-cried!

10. In travel news: Four Chinese Passengers Eat 66 Pounds Of Oranges At Check-In To Avoid Excess Baggage Fees And yes, they later regretted it.

Thank you so much for reading.

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Until next time,


Heather Sunseri is the author of nineteen novels and the cohost of the hit true crime podcast, Kentucky Fried Homicide.

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