1. This story from a bookstore in Massachusetts reflected some of what I've heard from local small business people. Yes, they miss customers. Folks browsing are far more likely to come across something they didn't know they needed. But keeping customers and employees safe is a tough proposition right now.
2. This Steve Buscemi profile was fascinating.
3. Silvana has a wonderful post about flower folk in romance, a subject dear to my heart.
Also, a reminder that I wrote about tear gas being a weapon not allowed in war, and other things here. Tear gas blankets the area. It seeps inside homes. And well, during a pandemic where a larger than normal portion of the population is having trouble breathing, it is especially cruel.