1. Speaking of Laurie Colwin, a friend forwarded this article: My Life In Domestic Goddesses. The intro hits home:

“Cooking is also a tender trap, the kind that ensnares women into doing more than their fair share of the labor of running a household because after all, you like to cook, right? So it must not really be work.”

2. Google linked to a handful of its favorite doodles for its birthday this week, and I found this one about arpeggios I don’t remember seeing. Very soothing.

3. When you magnify the ends of spiders’ feet, they look like little paws.