Kudos to Jana.

Jana completed her 31+ mile race across the open water from Newport Beach to Avalon yesterday. I’m so proud of her! In one day, she had her first outrigger race over 10 miles, her first ride on the Pacific in a motor boat, first swims on the open water miles away from any shoreline, and … [Read more…]

Pilgrimage: Year Seventeen.

One bright morning a childhood ago, Jana and I knelt across an altar, our right hands clasped in one of the secret grips of Melchizedek. A kind old man proclaimed that by God’s authority we were “sealed for time and all eternity.” With this ritual, we began our life journey together. We stripped the green … [Read more…]

Creating New Constellations.

Our story begins at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles’ Silverlake District. There are thousands of galleries in SoCal, but CatGirl and I love this one because it showcases some of our favorite artists, “low-brow” creators often featured in the likes of Juxtapoz (which William Gibson apparently reads to cure writer’s block). When we visited … [Read more…]

Einstein: Religions are “childish superstition”

(It’s that time again – guest post from Zach time.) (Image from Bloomsbury Auctions) Lots of people are talking about a newly-surfaced letter by Einstein, which seems to clarify his ambiguous views on religion with the following strongly-worded statements: The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, … [Read more…]

keeping up my end of the bargain

I don’t really feel that I’ve been pulling my feminist weight around here recently (and that big long post about American Gladiators really rose from my husband’s comment; I expanded it because I wasn’t certain all our dear readers knew what AG was). And that really also means I’ve not been pulling my blogging weight … [Read more…]

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Fourteen freakin’ years! We’re closer to our silver wedding anniversary than away from it. In a few minutes, Jana will whisk us away to parts unknown–unknown to me, at least. Stay tuned for *breaking details. *The news breaks when the Internets are accessible, not necessarily when it happens.