Next door, the small apple tree is blooming. The apple trees in the orchard at the end of the block are still bare. Usually, they all bloom at about the same time, but this year time has come unhinged.
Soft rain possesses soporific powers. I recommend it to all who wish to spend aimless hours woolgathering.
Via braddelong: Rick Perlstein now has a web site with an archive of his articles and excerpts from (and reviews of) his books. It looks as though there's space for a weblog as well, but it's still blank. Maybe he's still trying to fathom Movable Type.