Author's selfie Back in the office today. I have a number of meetings to attend. It also gives me a chance to think about things. Today is the birthday of one of my greatest heroes—my Dad. He’s always been an inspiring, dedicated, thoughtful, loving, and hard-working man who has shaped my life in more ways than I can count.

I took a rest day this morning from my usual routine. Ordinarily, I wake up ready to go. Today I felt more like staying under the covers. I don’t think there’s anything wrong, just tired.

Democracy

Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and PEN America produced this video of Leonard Cohen’s spoken word poem. It’s excellent.

I support the work of PEN America to protect the freedom of expression around the world.