I’m Chad Comello and this is Chadabout*, a monthly newsletter about what I've been writing, reading, and doing. One of the delights of sending this newsletter is hearing from you! Hit reply and share what's on your mind.*
Thinking of these lines from Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December" (by way of Over the Rhine):
If we make it through December
Everything's going to be alright, I know
It's the coldest time of winter
And I shiver when I see the falling snow
We made it through.
On to the links...
1. My recent posts
2022 in Review - My annual bullet-list tradition.
Recent Views - Leaves, logs, bubbles, and more.
My own Back to the Future musical - Beat this, Broadway...
My favorite Christmas albums - Some Yuletide ear candy.
Those tender trenches - Spielberg's cool phrase.
Top 5 Christmas movies - Ho-ho-hope you like them.
Movie trailers ruin movies - You should stop watching them.
2. From the interwebs
The opening of Top Gun: Maverick as a perfect pop song. Power to the Ukrainian librarians. Amazing photos from NASA's Artemis I mission to the moon. A short history of the Avatar Papyrus logo and the amazing SNL sketch that mocked it. No more very.
📖 No reading at the moment
🎬 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
🎧 Monovision by Ray LaMontagne
“That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.” — Willa Cather, My Antonia
What's your favorite celebrity sighting?
Photo: My work-from-home view watching my wife and 3-year-old enjoy a recent snowfall in the backyard.