Well, the NTSB says that over 44,000 people die in car accidents a year, compared to about 6 train passengers…. That should be a comfort, but, well, it makes driving seem so much less safe….

And Suki, our little New Year’s kitty, now weighs 8.8 pounds. 3 weeks ago she weighed 7.8 pounds. Admittedly, she had just had a radical ovarihysterectomy. The vet said she might have actually simply done some growing, making the humane society’s estimate of her age wrong. They had her pegged as a year-old cat. No one’s perfect.