Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, R.I.P.

"Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules — and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress."

RANSOM K. FERN



DEDICATION

For Alex Vonnegut, Special Agent,

with love —

All persons, places, and events in this book are real. Certain speeches and thoughts are necessarily constructions by the author. No names have been changed to protect the innocent, since God Almighty protects the innocent as a matter of Heavenly routine.


From the opening pages of "the Sirens of Titan". A lovely way to start a book don't you think?

Sadly Kurt Vonnegut is gone and I have only just begun to read my first book by him thanks to the wonders of Piratebay.org.

Of course I purchased the paperback immediately upon the discovery of my possession of the digital copy.

Word on the birthday party was scant but Rosi was quite tired and so it sounds like they had a busy, and full day of merriment.

Mom called me on Jaxtr at a few minutes after midnight waking me from a sound sleep and now I find myself sleepless. Anyway, I don't mind, it was nice to hear from her on her granddaughter's birthday.

Here is a meeting planner from the folks at The World Clock. You'll notice that at 8am in Edmonton it's 11pm the same day for me (15 hours later). Please don't call me after 11pm. I am up by 7am on Weekdays so you can call me at 4pm Sunday to Thursday if you live in Edmonton (Mountain Daylight Savings Time).

If you know my Jaxtr ID you can call me on my cellphone anytime during the day. My Jaxtr ID is http://www.jaxtr.com/------ . Just replace the ------ with my email signin name which you can easily find out if you look at the first 6 letters of my email address. Mom, you just need to dial the number I already gave you.

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