1. Sometimes, when you want to buy yourself some long-admired new shoes for surviving the first week as the only copywriter because the other one at your job quit and didn’t finish all his projects before he left so you wrote not only his new projects but his old projects plus your own projects, too, those shoes go on sale at J. Crew and it feels like a sign the universe approves of your shoe buying.

That’s how I’m interpreting it, at least.

2. If you wanted a long read about deeply obscure Delta (Mississippi, not airline) blues musicians and the people who research them, this is it. I really like how the article includes clips you can play.