A Chip of Ice

Ray Katz
4 min readApr 8, 2024

When you are thirsty, a chip of ice is paradise.

Photo by Hao Zhang on Unsplash

In December 2019, I was in the hospital. I had just had open heart surgery. Two pieces of my heart — the aorta and a valve — had been replaced. The surgery was successful, although I spent the entire next day on a respirator.

All the parts worked but not everything was working together. Another medical procedure fixed that. Then, while in recovery, in the ICU, I…

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Ray Katz

Internet pioneer. But I’m most interested in stabilizing the Earth’s climate and promoting our common humanity. WeAreSaners.org