1.  The quiz “Hemingway or Children’s Book?” is inspired. And also pretty difficult–I only got 10 out of 15.

2. Doc shared this Carl Sagan quote last week (I knew I liked him). It’s always a good time for a Sagan quote:

The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better, it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.