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The truth about black cats and monsters

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s a black stray that lives in my neighborhood. He came with the house. The previous owners abandoned him. But he had a cat door so he spent most of his time outside before they’d left anyway.  It was kind of heartbreaking that I couldn’t let him in. I tried at first and he scratched […]

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5 minutes into the future

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was the tests that ran out.  They knew they’d never be able to stop the trade of abortifacients. The tests were a different matter. They owned the companies that made the tests.  No test, no scrip. No scrip, no pill. We need to talk about the rabbits So here’s what’s going to happen. We […]

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A Pelican Finds His Freedom — Again (LSP #205)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, a Great White Pelican in Ireland found his freedom — again (archive). I loved this story. Who couldn’t empathize with him? Indeed, his attempts to gain freedom seem to have stirred something in his captors, who don’t seem to be in a huge rush to recapture him. Today, Lord Snow Presides over all of us large birds who would rather fly free than stay captured.