Today's dailyblogging: the epic account of my first pair of knitted socks over at Toxophily.
In other news: Be sure to read Noel's perceptive essay on rewatching Rain Man, on the A.V. Club blog. Today was Archer's first day of first grade, and it's on days like this that we remember our journey with autism so far. Trust Noel to connect it up to most people's image of autism -- Dustin Hoffman counting cards at the blackjack table -- and to remind us all of truer, less sensational moments in that flawed film: Hoffman's conversational framework, his reliance on routine for structure, and his retreat into comforting autistic behaviors when things get out of hand.