1. I’m happy to report my toe is back to about 95%. Hooray for ibuprofen, rest, and sneakers.

2. Via Kottke, this is lovely and heartbreaking: “Closeness Lines Over Time,” by Olivia de Recat (buy it here).

3. And finally, you know I am here for writers being snarky and bossy and correct, so here’s Benjamin Dyer, Random House copy chief, telling you about  ‘Close’ Proximity, ‘End’ Result, and More Redundant Words to Delete From Your Writing.