I had a great time at the Alliterates‘ monthly meeting last night. Doug Niles brought a bar puzzle that took us forever to figure out, and we only managed it all because Steve Sullivan refused to give up. (Okay, Steve managed it himself long after the rest of us had let it go.) We also had a guest, Steven Schend, who I’d not met before, although I’m well familiar with his work. Don Perrin, Lester Smith, and Rob King also showed up and helped chew the philosophical and literary fat well into the late-night hours.