Before we get to the body of this newsletter, which is all about science fiction, a bookstore, and college, two public health links: From 99 percent invisible, all about building a database as the world as you know it is imploding. This may help non-data nerds understand why…
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Last week, I picked Older Teen up at school in Meadville. The drive back here is through some of the emptier parts of New York State and we had five…
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When I started this newsletter yesterday, Roe v. Wade still seemed like settled law. Today? Well. My thoughts are this: It’s not great but it’s also not…
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Lead story: At the end of March, I went out into the desert to run 13.1 miles down Mt. Charleston in Nevada. Running in new places is one of my favorite…
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Opening thesis: Every work of fiction contains at least little bit of truth; every true story has parts that are fictional. Storytelling, therefore, is…
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Last weekend, I was running on a beach. Just a few days ago, I slipped on the ice in my driveway. It’s been a bi-polar kind of a week, is what I’m…
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This is not the content you are likely here for, in that what follows is more of a “very special episode” of Martini with a Twist. This is the twist, I…
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My intentions have been A+; my follow-thrus have been a C-. Rather than let the perfect be the enemy of the good, I’m gonna just do a quick hits kinda…
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