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Zerophobia, and Other Fears I Made Up

December 3, 2010


We had two heavy, black rotary dial telephones in our house. My older brothers told me that if I picked up the receiver and dialed zero, the operator would answer. This scared me, the idea that no matter when I picked up that phone, she would be there, waiting. “Operator. Can I help you?” Operator. […]

World Population: A Big Dip?

June 21, 2010


The population of the world is approaching seven billion. We may have even passed that figure. Who really knows? It’s hard to get everyone to stand still long enough for an accurate count. Most discussions about this topic are pretty gloomy. They’re usually accompanied by pictures of cities teeming with masses of people, traffic backed […]