1. I learned an awesome word this week: jeremiad, or “a long literary work in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective.”

2. The article in which I learned this awesome word is worth reading, even if it’s depressing: “The Dumbing of America.

3. If you maybe have the day off and are trying to decide between sewing a new bag and washing your filthy windows, you could read this article, too, while you finish your coffee and decide: “Stowaways,” about “the strange things restorers find in historic aircraft.”

4. If you have a cat and need a vet, I highly recommend Dancing Cats Feline Health Center. Not only because their name is Dancing Cats (which is fantastic), but because they’re kind, efficient, and affordable and recognized Toby as the superior cat he is.