1. The Toast gives us hope about famous late bloomers. But not really:

Raymond Chandler published his first short story at 45, and you could definitely write a short story. You tell your friends stories all the time. Emails are kind of like short stories.

2. I’m getting the house re-appraised (it’s been five years!) and the inspector is coming out today. That means I was doing my best version of this last night: