“Every morning I walk around our town for what I call my Banana Walk. My wife dislikes the smell of bananas in the house, and I love her, so I take my banana and spend the next hour figuring out the universe, life, and while I’m at it, my work day. I watch the shops and restaurants open up, and see others walking with their dogs or strollers. I am grateful and my blood pressure thanks me too.” Cool NYT (Gift Article) on The Little Rituals That Keep Us Going. Oddly, no one else mentioned watching TV six hours a day.

+ ‘World’s dirtiest man’ dies in Iran at 94 a few months after first wash.