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I went looking for an old mate of mine the other day, a dude I used to work with back in 1998-99, who delights in the name Brett Hennig.

Last I heard, he was a house husband, with a son called Davide, living in Cambridge in the UK where his wife Maria was a researcher in the Astrophysics department of Cambridge Uni (I'm not making this up). In fact Brett himself has a PhD from the Astrophysics Department of Monash University.

I'll be in the UK in a few months, I thought I'd look them up while I was there.

Anyway, I went poking around on the internets for him. I turned up several old email addresses, which all bounced, and his wife's PhD Thesis in.... Astrophysics... I also found another reference to Maria on the website for the university of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Which had her resume on it, with an email address and a reference to another baby!

So I sent her an email, and lo and behold, I got a message back inside of twenty four hours from Brett himself! Turns out they're not in Cambridge any more, or even Utrecht.

No. They're in Abbotsford. Which is maybe three kilometres from my house! I don't need to trek halfway across the world to see them, I just need to hop on my bike!


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