1. I confess I am not watching "Outlander" for a number of reasons, lack of the premium channels being one of them. But a number of folks I know are, and seem confused and amazed by the field hockey. Nope. Not field hockey. Shinty. Which was described to me by a dorm member who played it as hockey without rules. (Obviously there are a few rules.)
2. Gayle Forman wrote a wonderful post about why YA is for everyone.
3. I posted this to tumblr too, but seriously, this transcription of Gene Luen Yang's speech about writing diversity is amazing and go read it now if you haven't already.