~ The Secret Life of W.H. Auden.
~ I see more Charles Prendergast than Maurice, but I haven't seen the exhibit (although I would love to).
~ I saw references to this murdering spree in Japan, but didn't realize it was an attack specifically against disabled people.
~ On Hilary's speech:
Mothers and daughters and children in general: Clinton and the people who talked about her kept coming back to that, and while the intent was obvious — to communicate that she wasn’t all stiffness and steel — the tactic verged on overkill and was a discouraging confirmation of sexist double standards.
A man doesn’t have to prove first that he’s been a model father to be allowed to ascend to the pinnacle of his career. But apparently a woman has to show that she hasn’t shortchanged motherhood in order to get the green light.
~ On mistress-dispelling:
The companies say it typically takes about three months to dispel a mistress. Yu Feng, director of the Chongqing Jialijiawai Marriage and Family Service Center, said his team has dispelled 260 mistresses in the last two years.