Links and Loves for January & February 2021


The New Generation of Black Chefs Exploring Soul Food in Paris. Black chefs are exploring “Afropean” identity and building on American soul food’s long history in the European dining capital via @Eater

Weddings to die for (COVID-19 and gatherings) via Texas Monthly

How a nap guru gets it done via The Cut

Signs of Burnout via The Research Companion

I Don’t Hike to Lose Weight. I Hike Because I Love It via Outside

The Invisible History of Plus-Sized Black Women In Music via Zora

Currently listening to and watching:

New Jack Swing albums via Albumism

The evolution of Beyonce’s Everybody Mad dance

Where the money reside remix 


I love words. These are some I have delighted in finding:

To ALACRIATE someone is to enliven them, or make them hurry.

RAMFEEZLEMENT is a 19th century word for chaos or disorder caused by being overworked or tired. (From Haggard Hawks)

A MURG is a heavy fall of snow. As a verb, it can be used to mean ‘to labour perseveringly through a pile of unpleasant work’.

Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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