* An interesting interview with historical author Sophia James.
* And an interesting guest blog by rural Australian writer Barbara Hannay.
* As far as gymnastics goes, two of the five members of the Olympic gold medal-winning US women’s team have begun their 40-stop tour by injuring themselves. Aly Raisman (who won two gold and a bronze in London) and McKayla Maroney (who won gold and silver) fell from the uneven bars while performing show #2 in California, and could not finish.
The craziest thing about it is that the gymnasts perform much easier skills in these shows than they do in competition.
* The Italian Formula One Grand Prix last night was just plain weird. I did love third-placed Fernando Alonso’s reactions on the podium though!