1. Happy birthday to Ursula LeGuin. She lives in Portland and writes for herself all day. That sounds fun, doesn’t it?

2. While I love Bob Dylan’s “singing,” lately I can’t get enough of people covering his songs. I’m listening to this and this, and of course my inner hippy is all over this.

3. Ah, this is true of so many things:

(Check out the other stuff from this artist–be sure to read the painting titles, too.)