1. This story of two women who raised money to help buy off a bunch of medical debt is all the things that are both right and wrong with this country.
2. I was thrilled to see the DC Council decriminalized metro fare evasion. It's only a civil offense in Virginia, and so hopefully that simplifies things for the transit police. I want metro to have money, I really do, but this doesn't do that. People who can't or won't pay do so regardless of the consequences.
3. A twitter discussion about time led me to this article which looks at how those in academia equate reading with working and therefore find the idea of pleasure reading sort of odd. But more broadly it applies to all the things that people wonder at you for having time to do.