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The personal journal of technology journalist and conference speaker Randall S. Newton.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hospice Cat Knows When Patients are Near Death

MSNBC has the story of a companion cat at a hospice center who seems to know when patients are very close to death. Read "Cat Plays Furry Grim Reaper at Nursing Home."

Here at Castle Newtonstein, both my mother and my mother-in-law are permanent residents. Our older cat, Kahlil, visits both laps regularly. I doubt we will find a similar predictive value in her behavior.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Indian -- Feather or Dot?

Overheard in a pizza place in Texas by my daughter, Amanda:

Speaker 1: "I don't know who he was. Some Indian guy."

Speaker 2: "Feather or Dot?"

Monday, July 02, 2007

Spam Subject Line of the Day

"Take my apartment, take my paintings, only give me back my head."

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