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by Jan Brown
I was on my way to a new life, driving from CalTech to my new job in San Francisco. My parents said it was once a beautiful drive. I can’t imagine that world. Now there are just two metropolitan areas, separated by an arid wasteland.
I stopped to connect my car to a charging station at the side of the road. Women travelling alone were at risk, even after the law passed requiring all women to be issued a handgun when they turned twenty-one. Today, as the predators charged out of the silo, I thanked the legislature for their foresight.