Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #10

tiny toy cowboy figure with lasso

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here.

If you need a little cheering-up about the future of our world, look no further than this YouTube capture of a 17-year-old girl playing one of the stage's most gloriously complex and robust middle-aged characters, Mama Rose. [Facebook-ed, via Taylor Negron].

And if you need your faith restored in the prodigious power of grownups to effect change, check out the book trailer on the site of one Heather Anne McIntosh, three of whose children were diagnosed with autism.  [delicious-ed]

My friend, Hiro Boga, wrote a magnificent essay on grappling with losses too big to comprehend, much less process. [Stumbled, via Danielle LaPorte on Facebook]

No matter what you think of Joan Rivers, you'll think of her with greater respect after reading this New York magazine piece. [Tumbld]

I am dog-crazy in general, but I'm developing a particular crush on Rupert. Maybe it's the way he pronounces "Nicaragua." [Flickr-faved]


Image by williac via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.