The BBC News website graph indicates that the most popular story in most regions of the world is "Drug Overdose Killed Anna Nicole." One refreshing divergence: Australians, who are having the middle of the night as I write, prefer "Patch to Boost Female Sex Drive." But maybe only Australians who are online at 4 am.
Anyway, I'm off to read CivilWarLand in Bad Decline.
"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield