Olaf, a black-and-tan German Shepherd, meets the Lafayette Leopard mascot

Olaf’s getting a trainer!

Olaf, the German Shepherd puppy that my family and I spent the last year raising for the Seeing Eye, has gone off …

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What I’m Reading: The Hundred Days

My slow voyage throughPatrick O’Brian’sAubrey/Maturin epic series nears its end with The Hundred Days, his 19th novel . The books are set in the …

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What I’m Reading: Sun of Suns

Sun of Suns takes place in an immense habitable Dyson sphere (or something like a Dyson sphere) inclosing the star Virga. A …

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A simple mp4 video file. If things are working properly, Chrome should have no problem playing back the video. If it’s not working …

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A short video converted to WebM format using Firegogg. If things are working properly, Chrome should have no problem playing back the …

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What I’m Reading: Aurora

Aurora is Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel about the crew of a generational starship finally arriving at their destination … and dealing with …