In Improbable Mutterings on July 7, 2015 at 10:02 am
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.
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.
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.