1. As anyone who still thinks about that time a TV design show glued hay (an allergen!) to the wall of a children's playroom, and thought about the risks involved with TV design shows (Free makeover yay! You might hate it, no!), this newsletter from Meg Conley about her friend's bad experience and also empire building, might be of interest.
2. I found this article fairly honest about the challenges that reliable masking, staffing, and testing pose to keeping schools in person. (I wish we were not calling remote school closed. But that's a discussion for another day.)
3. This couple thought they were buying a blender, instead it turns out to be a new tower in the cat perch dominance standoff of their household.