Our least trusting cat has inexplicably determined that her favorite perch in the house is on the heavily trafficked threshold between the kitchen and living room. She's training us to step lightly—and as far to the other side as possible.
Sometimes, Huckleberry simply has to take the high ground and brood. Well, it looks like brooding, but he's not deep, that cat. He's probably thinking How did I get here? How do I get down? What was that middle thing again?
Technology Review, which is one of the magazines I not only eagerly await, but read from cover to cover, published a 14 page screed against network news by John Hockenberry in the January/February issue.
If you're tired of talking to your relatives during this festive season, may I suggest you watch Stardust together? It came out on DVD last week and The Wire doesn't resume broadcast until January 6. Best of all—almost nobody in your family has seen it—unless I've hectored them into seeing it.