1. More than 130,000 donations–totaling $10 million–were made to Obama’s campaign fund in the 24 hours following Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC. There may be hope for America after all.
Gloria Steinem weighs in on Ms. Palin. It’s a great read.

2. Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road came out 51 years ago today. Some titles he considered were “Souls on the Road,” “American Road Night,” “Home and the Road,” “Love on the Road,” and “Along the Wild Road.”

3. There’s another cria at Blue Moon Ranch, and he had to wear a coat because it was cold! Nothing is cuter than animals in jackets. Maybe Toby needs a sweater…