A few links worth a gander:

– John Barlow’s Intoxicated: A Novel of Money, Madness, and the Invention of the World’s Favorite Soft Drink is being released in paperback today. And to whet your whistle so to speak, he has posted a Monty Python-esq teaser video. Please, check out the video and the book that the Washington Post said was a “gastronomical story that’s as surprising, funny and satisfying as a good belch.”

– Stephen Policoff, author of Beautiful Somewhere Else, alerts us to his essay, In Dreams Begin, in Review Americana on using dreams to teach writing. Could be useful to those of you actually trying to improve your writing (I am comfortable in my hackdom).