1. Anyone else feel like the last week or two have been twice as full as normal? There’s a chapter in Little Town on the Prairie called “The Whirl of Gaiety” about how much social activity Laura is having in the little town in the Dakota territory. I think of it when I have a busy schedule (apparently I’m not the only one).

2. This GQ article about the man in Maine who lived alone outside for 17 years with no human contact was a fascinating read: “The Strange and Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit.”