Monthly Archives: August 2010

Good, from the neck up

On the phone the other day, a relative said “You sound really good, Chris.” Visitors who see me seated, frequently at our patio table comment on how “good” (I think they mean “healthy”) I look. I feel good much of … Continue reading

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Managing kindness

Two weeks ago, an exhausted spouse looked over at me from behind her Mac, and said “do you realize that we have had people over, or been out to dinner for 21 straight nights?” That pace would have continued unabated, … Continue reading

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Zero History, 150% improvement

When William Gibson’s new novel arrived it made an immediate improvement in the tone, at least, of my current reading list. The nightstand was down to two titles when Zero History arrived: “A Guide to Dying,” a thin volume, and, … Continue reading

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192 pages in…

Honest, we’re not that worried about the approaching “expiration date,” but Zero History is a page turner, so far, and we’re burning through it. Hollis and Milgrim, two favorite, very eccentric characters from Spook Country are loose in two of … Continue reading

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Wow…

A Fedex package awaited on the porch this morning, as Linda and I returned from an InMenlo interview. After undoing a couple yards of Homeland Security tape, there, gasp, was a copy of Zero History. Somewhere in the cyberverse lurks … Continue reading

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The Gibson-Gulker Conundrum

So, the last time we were waiting for William Gibson’s then-latest novel, Spook Country, we were uncertain we’d be around to read it. We made it handily into 2007, though, and enjoyed the book. However, this time around things are … Continue reading

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The neural downgrade

Continuing with the “countdown” posts: So, we have referred to our paralyzed left side as “the neural downgrade” in casual conversation – it’s an easy way to refer to an unfortunate situation that sometimes injects a little humor into the … Continue reading

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