(if this looks familiar, it’s because I post a version of it every year) It was 18 years ago today that Douglas Stormer married MontiLee Points in Las Vegas, Nevada. We had saved up our money for over a year, planned two and a half days on the train, three days in Vegas and one week in […]

Over the weekend we acquired a kitten from PAAW – the Pet Adoptive Alternative in Warren. After Zeus died, I wasn’t sure we’d be a two-cat home again, but I knew Doug and Loki would let me know if and when they were ready for a new friend. I left it up to Doug, figuring […]

There’s some secular-religious discussion here, so if it bothers you or clashes with your personal image of me, you can sit on it and spin. I’m not Catholic, but I observe Lent. I don’t believe you have to be particularly religious to appreciate parables and mythologies woven into the fabric of mainstream religions, and the […]

(there are probably more than a few seamspeople, but I wanted to throw as wide a net as possible) This is my Dad. He retired from the Detroit Police Force in 1996. I wear this badge I pilfered from my mother’s jewelry box many years ago. It has his badge number. My dad used to […]

New Orleans is one of those fabled towns people talk about visiting. It has its own history separate from other cities, and a magic that thrums throughout the streets day or night. I finally got a chance to visit that city (and I’ll be able to write it off as a business expense!) during the middle […]