3. I was with a friend at the river last night, and saw this, a column of flying insects that extended up the flagpole and beyond, to the heavens. It looks like time-lapse photography of stars, but it's really just bugs. Think about that for a while -- because if the bugs are actually stars, um, what does that mean for everything else?
4. I just had a spectacular visit with my family, and we laughed and cried and ate and drank, and generally felt glad to be alive among the living. It was kind of like this: And this:
5. I have a new customer who's building project will be part of a reality tv show. I know! Who knew that the humans would be interested in watching a show about the permit process? I'm angling to get a big part.