Author Archives: Aya Katz

About Aya Katz

Aya Katz is the administrator of Pubwages. When she is not busy administering, she sometimes also writes posts like a regular user.

How to Make a Rainforest Diorama

How to make a rainforest diorama Updated on July 1, 2011 Aya Katz has a PhD in linguistics from Rice University. She is an ape language researcher and the author of Vacuum County and other novels. [Note: This article was … Continue reading

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What Socialists Want

What Socialists Want — and How the Free Market Might Provide It! Updated on August 1, 2009 Different people have different preferences. Some value personal freedom. Some value safety. Everything in life has a price. To obtain maximal safety, you … Continue reading

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Children, Finicky Eating and Vegetables

Children, Finicky Eating and Vegetables  When I was a little girl growing up in Rehovoth, Israel, there was a vegetable wagon that used to stop in our neighborhood, with an old tired horse to pull it, and a noisy vendor … Continue reading

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Review of Monarchs and Milkweed by Anurag Agrawal

Monarchs and Milkweed by Anurag Agrawal is an engaging story about a butterfly, a flower and the poison that unites them in their struggle for existence. Non-fiction at its finest! Continue reading

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Everybody can find beauty in a flower, or a butterfly or a deer. But if you love nature, then you also see the symmetry and the grace of a common, ordinary black rat snake.   This December, just before the … Continue reading

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The Art of Repetition

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I have always been impatient with my paintings. I want to start one and then finish it, and then I want to go on to the next. I’ve never believed in practice works. You know, the kind of artwork that … Continue reading

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Abstract Language

On October 19, 2013, on my other site, HistoriaObscura,com, I published what I consider an important paper dealing with the basic issues concerning authentication of the Journal of Jean Laffite. Was the Journal of Jean Laffite an Original, a Copy … Continue reading

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Olivia Dahl – Ethics of Vaccination

Olivia Twenty Dahl was one of the children of author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal. She was born on April 20, 1955 and died on November 17, 1962 of encephalitis caused by the rubella virus. The tragedy of her … Continue reading

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Forgotten Art

Sometimes when we are looking for something we have misplaced, we come across something else that we have forgotten all about. That’s what happened to me one morning. I was looking for gumdrops in the kitchen cabinets and instead I … Continue reading

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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States. That was the highest office to which he attained, though if he had not been kept from it by the Spanish spy James Wilkinson, he might one day have … Continue reading

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