Weekend Music, Thank Yous, and Plans for May

This is Ben Nichols of Lucero. I couldn’t find a suitable live performance, but the video is nice. I think I discovered this song from The Walking Dead.

A sincere thanks to everyone who helped keep our Feminist Friday discussions going for six consecutive weeks. I’m not going to ping everyone, but if I did, I think it would be well over a dozen. I’d intended to do a “Collected Works” roundup this week and include not only the weekly discussion posts, but a lot of other posts as well. I changed my plan at the last minute because I read that Nigeria story last night and just needed to post about it today. I’ll either do the collected works as a “regrouping” post early next week, or use it next Friday.

Wish Part Time Monster a happy six-month blogging anniversary, and check out her post for today if you’re looking for a few top-notch bloggers to read and interact with. Wednesday is the six-month blogiversary of Sourcerer and The Writing Catalog, and I’ll have posts commemorating the occasion.

We’ll have updates this weekend, but they will be photos and reblogs. The A to Z Challenge was fantastic, and I’d do it again in a second, but it wiped me out. I need a couple of days to take care of some administrative chores, and we’re running low on content, so most of my blogging time this weekend has to go into admin and writing for next week.

A special thanks to @quaintjeremy and @hohmeisw for providing enough posts to keep Sourcerer going during the week for the last month while I wrote for The Writing Catalog and promoted our Friday discussions. I have a tentative preview for May after the jump.

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This is happening right now. #BringBackOurGirls

I picked this up on Facebook late yesterday afternoon. This is happening, right now, in the world. Here are the facts as I understand them. First, a map Nigeria, which is in east-central Africa.


The northeastern corner of the country is a big forest, and an Islamist extremist group known as the Boko Haram jihadist network has base camps there. “Boko Haram” means “Western education is forbidden,” assuming I Fucking Love Science has their story straight (and I trust them). Here’s what’s happened over the last couple of weeks in northeastern Nigeria:

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