1. I did my annual Halloween-ish viewing of the 1986 David Bowie movie Labyrinth this week–but now I have to go watch the Flight of the Conchords parody immediately after the movie ends (“Labyrinth-era David Bowie” starts at about 3:00 but it’s all brilliant).

2. The Writer’s Almanac posted something nice and hippie-ish today:

A Prayer Among Friends 
 by John Daniel 

Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive
with one another, we walk here
in the light of this unlikely world
that isn’t ours for long.
May we spend generously
the time we are given.
May we enact our responsibilities
as thoroughly as we enjoy
our pleasures. May we see with clarity,
may we seek a vision
that serves all beings, may we honor
the mystery surpassing our sight,
and may we hold in our hands
the gift of good work
and bear it forth whole, as we
were borne forth by a power we praise
to this one Earth, this homeland of all we love.