Happy first day of spring! (Or fall, if you live in the other half of the world!)

Today is the birthday of: Ovid, Henrik Ibsen, Ned Buntline, Lois Lowry

Tip: Make a list of websites for names, not just characters, but places too. A good place to start is the US Social Security site. They have popular baby names searchable by years.

Thought: “Don’t be thin-skinned or easily discouraged, because it’s an odds-long proposition; all of the arts are. Many are called, few are chosen, but it might be you.” – John Updike.

Teaser: You come home to find fifteen messages on your answering machine. All from the same number – a number you don’t recognize and can’t find on-line. The first message says “If you want Darcy to live, you’d better answer.” The messages get increasingly threatening. Who is Darcy? Do you know? What do you do?