Spend the morning reading Philip Pullman. He says storytelling is the School of Morals in our world. Any theocracy, particularly any monotheism, is not democratic enough to let truth emerge. In the shifting metaphors of story we invite the debate, the ambiguity, the struggle for meaning that helps us answer really important questions: what are we to make of the lives we have been given? Not why are we here, because really, who can answer that, but what is the best way to take advantage of the fact that we are here? How should we go about the business of being human?

Jesse is working on a comic book called Dr. Doodle’s Imagination, about a guy who creates an imaginary world. In that imaginary world, a little tribe of bad bots keeps trying to turn the imaginary world into a real world. He’s onto something, that boy.