Every Morning I Have a Cat on Me

It’s Wednesday morning. I’m sitting here at my computer with a cup of coffee, Finney is curled up on my lap and purring, and today the window is closed because it’s chilly.

I start every morning this way and it’s quite pleasant and serene.  I ease into the day slowly.  So!  What is up for today?

– Call Bell Labs.

– Call Bomb Squad.

– Write ghost pitch (for a local magazine).

– Go to the gym.

Is that a perfect day or what?? I cannot believe I get to live a life which calls for getting in touch with people at Bell Labs and the Bomb Squad. (Apparently I like calling places that begin with the letter “b”.) I love my life.  Mostly. Okay, one part I’ve been a miserable failure at (relationships!) but what the hell.  A lot of people suck at that.

I’m also going to try to get to the movie Stranded: I’ve Come From A Plane That Crashed on the Mountains.  It’s a documentary based on the rugby team that crashed in the Andes in 1974.  I’ve read the book Alive close to a billion times. I can’t get enough of this story.

The picture is another from my Vermont fog series.  I was up and out before the inn I was staying in started serving coffee and breakfast so I took pictures while I waited.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “Every Morning I Have a Cat on Me

  1. I’m quite sure I will have to wait until it comes out on Netflix (no independent cinema in these parts) so give us a review after you go. I was obsessed with that book myself for awhile. On the topic of book obsession, have I already recommended The Hot Zone by Richard Preston to you? I read it years ago but was totally absorbed by the whole thing. I think it would be right up your alley 🙂
    Enjoy your day!

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