I found these and loved them. You're welcome.
This is quite interesting Ramona.Keep up this great stuff !!! .I also write about weird history at substack on thehiddenhistory.substack.com. Please do check sometime.
I LOVE this idea, Ramona -- so clever and such a nice way to highlight all the other awesome people writing interesting 'stacks.
I wrote an issue last year on children's books for loss, death, and grief that is, unfortunately, never *not* relevant. I try to share it widely (it's public and will always remain so, because I want to help people navigate a tough situation if I can). If it fits into your boosts somewhere, great, and if not, no big deal: https://canweread.substack.com/p/spotlight-on-loss-death-and-grief
Thank you for including "moviewise: Life Lessons From Movies" 🤗
“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer
Ramona, thanks so much for the shout out; I appreciate you. I love both of your newsletters and save them until the weekend to read when I have more time. I subscribe to a few of these that you have highlighted, but there are a couple more that I've never heard of, but look interesting. Thanks for sharing these newsletters.
Golly, thanks, Ramona, for including one of my articles! For those who like the more sublime corner of the "music room" (a true 180 from the Sex Pistols!) folks might enjoy my article featuring Dorothea Joyce, a fascinating gal in her 70s (and still quite active!) who wrote the #19 hit in 1971 for the 5th Dimension, "Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes."
It's pretty much the only song she ever wrote, and even after landing it with Diana Ross BEFORE 5D's hit version, Ms. Joyce only had minor involvement in the music biz thereafter. But, she's made the most of the last 5 decades, and along with hearing a lot of music in the article, readers can discover what she's up to now!
Plus, I think readers will be interested in Julie Budd's story! After opening for Frank Sinatra in the late '60s at Caesar's Palace in Vegas (when she was in her teens!), Julie was saddled with a look and incredible voice many thought was too "Streisand-esque"! But, while she never quite gained the worldwide notoriety of La Babs, she, too has made the most of the last several decades, and has the respect of her fellow entertainers and industry folk!
Thanks again, Ramona!---Brad
Love this! The refusal letters are my new precious possession. 😌
I just saw this, Ramona--my apologies. Thank you so very much.