London 7/7, ten years later

In Improbable Mutterings on July 7, 2015 at 10:02 am
The number 30 bus, bombed at Tavistock Square

The number 30 bus, bombed at Tavistock Square

Today is the tenth anniversary of the July 7 terrorist bombings that took place in London, UK. I was living in London that summer, and blind circumstance led me to within a hair’s breath of more than one explosion site, as well as preventing me from being amidst them.

“I’m not crying. It’s just that my eyes are running water.”

In Improbable Mutterings on May 1, 2015 at 1:36 pm

My maternal grandfather, Donald E. Steen

The following is the eulogy written by my mother, Judy, for my grandfather, Donald E. Steen, who died on April 25, 2015. I was really touched by her portrait and wanted to share it. 

52 in 52, Week 1: John Scalzi’s Redshirts

In 52 in 52, Books on June 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm


As you might have read, my partner Alice and I are doing a “52 books in 52 weeks” challenge. I’m not sure I could have picked a more different opening book than Alice did. She went with Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Rather humbling in comparison to my initial offering.