Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Due to this great list of literary tumblrs from The Millions, I came across a wonderful essay on swimming and literature from The American Scholar. Check this out:

"Perhaps most touching is Laurie Colwin's "Wet," about a man who doesn't realize that his wife sneaks off every day for a secret, private hour that excludes him. The story ends: "What had grieved him was simply a fact: every day of her life she would be at some point damp, then drying, and for one solid time, wet.""

Whoa, am I right? Read it!
joey comeau

I am in love with this t-shirt that Ryan North has made. I read it and then laughed and laughed while at the same time feeling bad that I did not think of it myself. But then Ryan appeared in my head and smiled at me so gently and reassuringly that I drifted off to sleep and dreamt only of walks in the park and ice cream with pals.