The Next-to-the-Last Cat Post (for awhile, anyhow)

Tessie-cat passed away sometime last night. She had been part of our family for almost 19 years. She was being treated for chronic kidney failure, and we expected her condition to irreversibly deteriorate within the next several years. Meanwhile, we all gave her lots of attention in her last months. We discovered her under the […]

“Dirty” Really Is Dirtier

A fun article I ran across while catching up on my reading today. Mentioned in ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (a health-industry trade website I’ve been reading in order to understand one of my fictional characters): a soon-to-be published study indicates that the smell of a clean room makes people behave better.

I Am So in the Wrong Line of Work!

In the category of “you learn something new every day” is this post by Daniel Ikenson, at the Cato institute blog, about the General Motors Jobs Bank. Rather than allow GM to layoff workers when conditions warranted, the UAW had GM assign workers to the Jobs Bank, where they were paid almost full wages and […]

Here’s a Question…

Just catching up on my TV viewing, and I want to know… What’s with all the sex on Private Practice? OMG! Is it going to turn into another Grey’s Anatomy?! Here’s a better question: Why aren’t there any nighttime TV dramas about computer programmers? Is it because software developers don’t have ethical conflicts? -TimK

I’m so Pissed at RCN

There’s an object lesson in this. Bear with me, and I’ll explain. First of all, I’ve been looking forward to this for a week, ever since I noticed that it was going to be on TV. As you may recall, I’m a huge fan of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s work. Well, Amy got started in her career […]