Last night Housemate and her art-school friend made a batch of hundreds of clothespins, stamped with the message "KERRY WILL WIN" on one side and "NOVEMBER 2" on the other. They did this because they're anxious and eager about this election and wanted to turn nervous energy into a project that would spread a positive message of confidence. They went out and pinned clothespins all around town last night. I've been given four dozen or so and on my morning walk this morning found places to pin them -- bus stop signs, telephone booths, park benches. It's kind of fun.