Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Hey folks, I just returned from ten days of trundling through England on the train. I've been rapturous about the train system here in the UK, and lots of Brits are grumbling that it's not as good as Europe or Japan. I'm sure that's true! But you have to look at the rail map for Canada and the one for the UK to see where I'm coming from. Sometimes it's difficult to come from such a relatively sparsely-populated, huge country. I'll comfort myself with...trees, I guess?

Lots of trip photos are going up on my flickr, if you're up for looking.
joey comeau

The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.

It's a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with:

We are Become Pals is the story of Jane and Helen, and of their friendship. As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you aren't alone in the world.

The hardcover has all the original chapters (which you can still read online for free right here), and all new material that follows their friendship further into their lives, as they get old and crotchety and awesome together.