art: Apropos of nothing except that I happened to have just listened to it, a marvelous old NPR piece from a few years back on Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting “Nighthawks”.
paper of the day: Multi-Century Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Colorado Streamflow for Water Resource Planning, by Connie Woodhouse and Jeffrey Lukas. The tree ring people have a story to tell of greater variability than the limited historical record suggests.
weather: Crap. Looks like rain tonight. (Not here, in St. Louis. The only place left with baseball to be played.)
word of the day: profiterole – It’s a pastry, and I love the word’s origin. From the WikiPeople: “Profiterole comes from the French diminutive of profit and originally meant a small gratuity.”