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A Cat’s Tale 1

Nearly twenty years ago, in December of 1994, Clarice and I had what seemed like a good idea, but in fact was a terrible one: we would get our friends Patty and Jon a cat.  As a surprise. Note to self: giving pets as a gift is not a good […]


Of Doomsday and Cellphones

The Doomsday Book is a 1992 novel by Connie Willis that won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, the two highest honors in science fiction.  This summer, two decades after publication, I began reading it and didn’t get too far.  The reason points to one of the predicaments of science […]