In today's Toronto Globe and Mail, Michael Kesterton's "daily miscellany of information" included this at the top of his list:
Can be easy to forget
“The central lesson of genealogy is both banal and profound,” Buzzy Jackson writes for The Boston Globe. “We are all related. The human race is a sea of distant cousins separated only by geography and circumstance.”
So true. I mean, er... it's amazing how quickly one can forget one's own writing (this was written just a week or so ago for the Henry Louis Gates review).
Other topics included in Kesterton's miscellany included the future of predictive policing, fingernail growing as an anger management tool, and the criminal genius of New Zealand's kea parrots, so I'm in good company.