I don't know if this is a legitimate economic bellwether but I was kind of bummed to notice that the billboards on the Red Line platform at Park Street were "house ads" for the MBTA, when last week they were Apple. (One semi-PSA about not using cellphones etc, one suggesting that the T is a pleasant way to get to Logan airport.)
Quote of the Moment
We tend to overlay grown-up wisdoms across the blanker selves that the young actually proffer. (When my son was born, I remember staring into his blue, wondering eyes, then asking the obstetrical nurse what he might be thinking. "You know the static channel on your TV?") --Mary Karr, "Cherry". Tabula Rasas ain't what they used to be!
Video of the Moment
--The spider-like aspect of this 6-year-old, world record limbo skater weirds me the heck out. He's like a... a human Transformer with a vehicle mode.