Science fiction didn’t get it all wrong.

I had a holiday letter from Rich and Tricia when I got home this evening. Also, there was a large box from Amazon which is the package that Mom admonished I not open until we are able to do a video chat and the folks can watch me open it. We’ve scheduled the video chat for tomorrow night. This is one place, certainly, where science fiction got it right. I remember watching The Jetsons as a kid, with their video phones. Three decades later, here I am, able to allow Mom and Dad to watch me open my gift live, even though I’m 2288 United miles away!


Night’s where I work out in the evening are tough. I got home from work after 6:30 and by the time I’d finished my dinner and packed my lunch, it was already 8 PM. I’m supposed to be off to bed now because I’ve got to get up at 4:30 but I haven’t even had time to unwind yet, let alone to anything else. Yet another reason to avoid evening workouts when I can.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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