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The Indignity of Being Jinx

Jinx has suffered a lot of indignities in her life.

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Indy on Water

Indy has a small, narrow head which helps him drink water from a variety of containers. Katherine hates when he tries to drink her water, having gone to such lengths as putting a plate over her glass when it’s on her nightstand. Indy eventually learned how to defeat this security system by knocking the plate […]

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Silliness

Nothing but random

I have one superpower—incredible, random aim. Year ago, I threw a small rock across the Sunrise Highway Service Road and beaned my friend on the other side on the top of head. I wasn’t particularly aiming at him, and I was throwing the rock in a long arc. I was mocking him, as he was […]

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Jonny Tewkatz

Writing about my cats is easy. As cats, they have no expectation of privacy, so I can tell everyone their dark, dark secrets. They’re soft and cuddly, and have a built-in audience, slightly smaller than the audience for dogs, slightly more than the audience for other people’s children. And, since I spend an inordinately unhealthy […]

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My cat’s breath smells like carrots

Look, I completely understand the desire to eat well-rounded meals. It’s great that we’re ever concerned with eating more fruits and vegetables, reducing white starches, increasing our sources of protein. But I’m here to tell you: Your pets don’t need it. A few weeks ago, I was struck by the increasingly needless crap manufacturers are […]

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About MacPhoenix

Short version: He’s just this guy, you know? A bit longer version: If I’m successful at anything, it’s never missing the forest for the panorama. Take a look at any one place, object, ingredient, and there is a chain of history that links it to some disparate place or object or ingredient. That chain fascinates […]

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More notes from a commuter

11/18 1:21 am — The old LIRR trains with the blue and red seats were just not made for typing on a portable computer. They have outlets, but there is no way to get comfortable while typing. — Today at {computer company that shall not be named} there was a graduate student who was working […]

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Sleepy Cat — In Memory

This is a repost of a poem I wrote in 2002 about a friend’s cat. Sleepy Cat Small of foot Black and white Queen of cats Your throne is my lap My pillow My bed The blanket upon the back of the recliner Your name A gift from strangers Is truer still Since a lazy […]

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They can charge money for that? Pt 2

Seen at the local PETCO — Petmate® Cat Crazies®: “Cats go CRAZY over these specially designed toys!” If only the inventor of the cap on plastic milk cartons thought of this. My step-dad walks into 7-11 in the morning and gets a dozen of these for free. But cats do go crazy for them. Both […]