An incredibly bitter and sadly accurate obituary of M. Scott Peck, the spiritual psychology self-help writer. His first book was reasonably useful but the rest of his career was a waste, and apparently he was the Peter Sellers of popular moral philosophy. Via Robot Wisdom
The LA Times has a good piece on food safety at Chinese places. Chinese friends of mine tell me that if the grade is better than C it's probably not authentic. Then again, my cultural tolerance doesn't extend to salmonella or living insects in my rice.