Zoom Cat

Andy Spears
6 min readJan 16, 2022

A cat and a plan

Photo by Louis Droege on Unsplash

A yellow cat walks across the desk, coming into full view of the screen. Christy strokes it from head to tail. There are issues of The Atlantic in view once the cat jumps from the desk. Christy’s soft voice tells everyone in the Zoom meeting that Melvin was happy to meet them, but he’s usually pretty shy. She is near 60, with dark hair reaching just below her shoulders. Her blue eyes are framed by dark glasses. She’s been holding…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .