Fun Fridays – January 15, 2021

Ah, the good old days of in-person writers conferences. Where writers gather around their favorite teacher to share in the experience of learning together.

Today’s video is a metaphor of those good ol’ days.

Not that any of you are of the simian variety. (!!!!)

[If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it.]

10 Responses to Fun Fridays – January 15, 2021

  1. Avatar
    Cynthia Christmas January 15, 2021 at 5:13 am #

    Thank you so much for your newsletter. It’s like a nice pat on the back to keep moving and don’t give up. God bless you for your kindness.

  2. Avatar
    Kristen Joy Wilks January 15, 2021 at 6:18 am #

    This reminds me of visiting my son’s 7th grade classroom to give a presentation. Ha! I was used to seeing his friends at our house, where they really are trying to behave. In school, their goals were clearly different. Pray for your kids’ teachers folks. They must have angelic levels of patience and wisdom to survive!

  3. Avatar
    Bill Bethel January 15, 2021 at 7:20 am #

    Reminds me of being stationed in Lopburi, Thailand during the Vietnam war. Monkeys were everywhere, especially in the old city ruins.

  4. Avatar
    Darla January 15, 2021 at 7:29 am #

    Ha! What a beautiful portrayal of what it looks like when we try to focus on our art. If we aren’t careful, the distractions will win.

  5. Avatar
    marilyn pardine January 15, 2021 at 8:11 am #

    Thank you very much for this wonderful video of Paul Barton and his relationship with his daughter and interaction with macaques and elephants. This video displays how the gift of music to mankind is not limited to man alone, but is the universal language that can be appreciated by man and all forms of life. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  6. Avatar
    Colleen K Snyder January 15, 2021 at 8:29 am #

    At the 2:20 (or so) minute mark, one senior monkey chases all the others off. Wondering if that was Paul’s agent, saying, “Enough freebies!”

    And yes, it does evoke the pictures of students dawning over the pearls of wisdom dispensed by those we hold in esteem. I wonder, Steve, if anyone has attempted to sit on your head in order to pay more rapt attention??

  7. Avatar
    Teresa January 15, 2021 at 8:30 am #

    Thank you for this video! It reminded me of the monkey on my back, that book I left off on prior to Christmas that is nagging me! IF he can play with the monkeys on his back so can I get that done along with all my monkey work around me!

  8. Avatar
    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. January 15, 2021 at 11:49 am #

    Boy, I hope those monkeys are potty trained….. Just sayin’

  9. Avatar
    Susan Sage January 15, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

    That was hilarious…and he even received a head massage and cleaning!!! LOL!!!

  10. Avatar
    Marie Wells Coutu January 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

    Steve, are you saying this is how you feel at writers’ conferences as attendees try to get your attention as an agent? 😎

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get New Posts by Email

Get New Posts by Email

Each article is packed with helpful info and encouragement for writers. You can unsubscribe at any time with one click. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!