J. Robert King

Archive for March, 2010

Of Singularities

I’ve long known of singularities. In astrophysical terms, a singularity is a point in space with no height, width, or depth–often with a whole star shoved inside. But there’s another kind of singularity–a cultural change that is so revolutionary that the world will not be the same afterward. The shift from hunter-gatherer to agricultural city-state […]

March 30th, 2010
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A Life Measured in Books and Cats

Okay, I know this is not a great follow-up to that terrific series with Ed Greenwood, but life brings wonderful things followed by terrible things. This morning, my cat Merlin died. Eleven years ago, a gray tabby kitten followed a 32-year-old man who was taking his three-year-old and one-year-old boys on a walk in their […]

March 10th, 2010
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