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My life in cats: Henderson

Presenting Henderson, also called Sweet Lady Henderson, which is a great name for both a cat and a blues singer: Henderson was stray until recently when she made camp on my friends’ porch. They fed her through the winter, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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My life in cats: Aurora

Sometimes I think I should document my life in cats. My friend’s cat Aurora is a very intelligent, very grand-looking tortoiseshell maine coon. She’s very self-possessed and polite to me–but not overly so, because generally when I’m over, it’s feeding … Continue reading Continue reading

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Drowning in Light

In the middle of summer, at this latitude, it’s light all the time. Not literally–we’re not that far North–but it can feel like it as the hour passes eight thirty and the sun is still happily shining. It’s not as … Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s summer! It’s graduation time!

It’s summer! It’s graduation time! I haven’t paid any attention to these signposts for a long time. After you’re not in school for long enough, its importance just kind of melts away. For years, I noticed graduation season as that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Visiting Kit Tea, a San Francisco Cat Cafe. See also: Excuse to post cat pictures.

A few months ago, a friend of mine and I went to Kit Tea, an Oakland cat cafe. I took a bunch of pictures, but I am only posting them now, because I am me. I had never been to … Continue reading Continue reading

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My father playing a German hand organ

My parents collect automated musical instruments, like this modern German hand organ that my father brings to organ rallies and music festivals. Note the stuffed monkey. It’s actually quite difficult to play so that it sounds good. You have to … Continue reading Continue reading

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