I do have an answer for you about that ear :-) Only, before I can tell you, I first I have to make yet another confession. Here it is:
I’m “Hafeem ObservingAll.”
Well, in part I am. Mostly, “she” really is just Stephen’s computer program, Babble-on. But Glenn gave me override access, and I’ve stepped in a few times. That’s why she sometimes sounds human.
And that’s it. A clean slate. No more deceptions. Are we OK? — Kate
(P.S. No, I’m not a Hafeem, myself! Just an ordinary woman.)