Dramatis Personae

The People That Populate This Page

Alexis Hinde - I'll think of something clever to say about myself later. Until then: entrepreneur/clothing designer, francophile, omnivore. Blogger, parent, dabbler in geekery. Figuring it out as I go along, just like everyone else.

My husband, my partner in crime, my sounding board, my lifeline. He's a very private person, hence:
He Who Shall Not Be Named.
See also: SNBN household, SNBN home. 

The Imp
Short for The Imp of the Perverse, which I shamelessly stole from Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. (It's not stealing if you a) admit and b) cite. Right?) I googled the phrase recently and found out it's also the title of a short story by Edgar Allen Poe; I ought to read that some time.
The Imp is my son. Three years old, and full of unstoppable energy. All my efforts at self-discovery, at leading an examined life, at getting up and trying harder when I fall down, are due to him. So The Imp could also be short for The Impetus. For that he is, and then some.