Cheaper Malice

An anagram


A couple weeks ago, I went to a meet-up of writers in Jefferson County.  It was a small group, and I enjoyed it.  A couple of published authors, and a fairly loose discussion of things we’re working on.  I discussed the space station murder mystery I am planning, and while I didn’t receive a lot […]


I am forty-five years old, and until now I have had only an approximate idea of where I was born. When I was younger, I was told I was born “in St. Louis.”  However, I grew up in unincorporated St. Louis County, and in our mailing address, the city was always given as “St. Louis,” […]

Little Stuff

The other weekend, I had time and inclination to find a new trail to walk.  I drove down to Valley View Glades Natural Area and hiked the 2.6 mile loop.  I had stopped in there once before, just to check the place out as a possible hunting location, but I hadn’t gone far.  It’s a […]

Further Musings

My favorite science fiction author is apparently gay, and she mentions her significant other frequently when she blogs.  I don’t know what she looks like, but I just realized that the image in my head is confused with the SO of another woman, a local photographer I know.  I don’t think the connection is simply […]

Small Musings

This year was the most un-Christmas-like holiday I’ve ever had.  We did nothing at all for Christmas, most of the family not arriving until later, and all of us too broke to buy gifts for anyone other than the kids.  Then when the kids were here, all of my effort was directed toward feeding, entertaining, […]