1. This article was not the first I have seen comparing COVID 19 to smoking, but I think it's a useful analogue because while the greatest risks are to those who are unvaccinated (which yes, I am aware includes children and others who cannot get vaccinated, I have not forgotten you, small humans!) their illness potentially affects the rest of us, so the mitigations need to factor all of that in.
2. This piece on skier Eileen Gu talks a little about the paradox of being Chinese American and the dual culture nature of things.
3. As you may know, a real life story gave me the initial scenario for Hot Bartender. Obviously, I invented the rest of that story. But I appreciated this follow up with these folks and hearing that they are still friends.