I’m subscribed to the New York Times News Alert feed, which sends big news into my inbox as it happens… The last two pings! have been news of Republicans winning the midterm elections, including libertarian senator Rand Paul in Kentucky. If you want to follow the whole horrifying mess, the Times has full coverage here.

*I am on a writing retreat at the Banff Centre (aka ‘Heaven’) which is why you haven’t seen me in a while. Off to the buffet now, where they’re going to feed me healthy, beautiful food for cheap because I’m an artist and that’s what artists get here in Heaven.