1. Somewhat related to Wednesday’s post about “the 47%” of Americans “who are dependent on the government”: CNN featured a wrenching essay by John Scalzi about growing up poor. Just….go read it. It made me so ashamed of throwing around the term “the poor” without any real thought behind it.

2. It’s the autumnal equinox tomorrow, and while one could be sad about the state of the world and the start of the long slide into darkness and everything else fall will bring, the hippies are telling us to take heart

Give the world ALL the LIGHT, LOVE and COMPASSION you have! Send your HEART out to humanity, the planet, and all life. Send your knowingness that paradise is here right now, and BE in the world as you want it to be. Use your highest, purest intentions, and remember that the truth is not out there; it is within YOU…GATHER TOGETHER and celebrate this beginning wave of your great transformation. Equinox will bring a much needed balance in your world

OK then. I love the caps; it’s like a Dr. Bronner’s soap label