During an impromptu papal visit to the Mayo Center for Recovering Altar Kitties, Snowball's handlers watch in horror as years of therapy come undone in a single instant.
Of course it's a good idea. Numerous studies have shown that talking on the phone - any type of phone - takes your mind away from your immediate surroundings, slows reaction times, and slows down the brain's processing of visual information. It's basically like driving drunk. The NY Times has been running a series on this issue, called "Driven to Distraction," for several years. One article tells the story of my stepmother, Linda Doyle, who died after a driver on his cellphone drove through a red light and broadsided her. He wasn't texting and he wasn't fumbling with his handheld device - he was just talking, and he saw neither the red light nor her Toyota SUV. The story's here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/technolo…
The first half-hour after the shipwreck was surprisingly lighthearted, but slowly the girls began to regret letting Tiffany choose the outfits for the expedition.
Most of the grandkids took after the old man all right, but Charlton Heston always wondered about little Jacob.
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