“Though slender in size for a full-length work, it served as a standard and a fixed point, an axis around which I was able to organize the many coordinates that make up the world of the novel.”
aka editors? just me?
So I guess there is some confusion about this, but:
One does not know whether one’s child is male or female or intersex until that child is born. If you get chromosomal testing (which is still quite rare), I suppose you can have a pretty good (although still not 100%) idea, and the ultrasound technicians will make a (sometimes very well informed) guess if you ask them to. But you don’t really know until the child is born.
So yeah, the reason I’m not talking about the sex is that the kid in question does not yet exist, and I feel weird about publicly assigning a sex to a person who is not even a person yet.
We are very excited to have another baby, though, so YAY regardless of whether the baby is male or female or neither.
COFFEE-LOVERS be warned. Whether you are a three-double-espressos-a-day addict or just indulge in the occasional cappuccino, enjoy it while you can: a coffee drought may be on its way. Changing climate threatens to reduce the flow of coffee that fills 1.6 billion cups a day to a trickle. It may not be long before that after-dinner espresso costs more than the wine and some caffeine addicts will be forced to go cold turkey.
The actual end of the world.