1. A new Babel Clash post, this one about the perils and pleasures of live storytelling.
2. An insanely beautiful day today. It was that kind of autumn day you remember wistfully from childhood, thinking, “I must be making that stuff up. No day was as wonderful as that.” But today was, smashing my face with gold-leafed glory every time I stepped outside. I was on the bike trail in the hour before sunset, and as I came down the final stretch I was rolling through cool blue shadow while the reddish leaves above me blazed in red sunlight, gilding their unrefined gold.