Friday Five (goals and priotities edition)

We’ve reached the fourth Friday of November and the temperatures are getting quite crisp here.

It’s been a weird week. For a couple of nights I get a lot of writing done on my NaNoWriMo project. Then there was the day I barely stayed awake until time to log out of work, napped for nearly three hours, made a quick dinner, and went to bed more than on hour earlier than usual.

Anyway, welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: one story that deserves its own category, the top five stories of the week, five stories about the fight for justice, and five videos (plus a couple things I wrote).

Literary Mystery of the Week:

The Disappearance of John M. Ford – I wanted to learn why a beloved science fiction writer fell into obscurity after his death. I didn’t expect that I would help bring his books back to life.

Stories of the Week:

Majority of Americans know they’re under constant surveillance, don’t trust the companies doing it, and feel helpless to stop it.

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth.

American Medical Association Calls for Nationwide Ban on LGBTQ Conversion Therapy.

Return of the drink loved by Vikings and ancient Celts – High in the hills above Pitlochry in Perthshire a former soldier has embarked on a new mission to revive an ancient Scottish drink.

‘Blob’ hides long-sought remnant from star blast – Scientists believe they’ve finally tracked down the dead remnant from Supernova 1987A – one of their favourite star explosions.

This Week in the Fight for Justice:

Impeachment surprises boost Dems, but Republican resistance holds.

Secret Service spent more than $250K at Trump properties.

Prosecutors Investigating Trump Organization Zero In On Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg.

Study: Gabbard Favorite Dem Of Russian Propagandists.

‘Smoking Gun So Hot It’s Still on Fire’: Ex-US Attorney Astonished by Text Shown in Vindman Testimony.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 11/16/2019: Guess who is going to be a jailbird?

Tuesday Tidbits: Straight Pride sets new low attendance record and more….

Videos!

Impeachment Hearings: All The President’s Men Colluded | Full Frontal on TBS:

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Second Week of Impeachment Testimony Ends with More Damning Evidence: A Closer Look:

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Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander Visits PM Jacinda Ardern:

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Star Trek – Hawaii 5-0 Style:

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Christmas at the click of a button! Wallace & Gromit and Joules Christmas Campaign:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. For more than 20 years I edited and published an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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