There’s nothing like a crime fiction convention to remind us that there is evil in the world, and that there are heroes to combat it. Some of the real life heroes at the Malice Domestic mystery con bought mementos at charity auctions for far more than their monetary value. Why? Because children who have faced evil often have emotional disabilities, and the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents takes care of them. Because we can make a difference with more than twelve thousand dollars donated this year.
Because, in the words of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “There’s only one thing in this world stronger than evil, and that’s us.”