Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paul loved many things...part 3

  • Amateur radio
  • Hedgehogs
  • Brandy Ho's
  • Dune
  • Darkover
  • Wonkette
  • San Benito House
  • Mythbusters
  • Discovery Science Channel
  • Twin Peaks
  • Julee Cruise
  • "Disintegration" album by the Cure
  • X-Men
  • "Gaoth Barra na d'Tonn"
  • Stelline, Oregano's, Pasta?
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • French fries with ranch dressing
  • Agent Scully
  • Twinberry Cafe
  • Davenport Cash Store
  • San Gregorio Beach
  • La Fondue

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More things and people Paul loved

Still not complete.

  • Murphy
  • Gardening
  • Salt Lhassis
  • Il Piccolo Cafe
  • Dana Street Roasting Co.
  • Garden Fresh
  • The Psychic Eye Mountain View
  • Wednesdays
  • Equality Now
  • Making mixes and playlists
  • Talking Heads
  • B52s
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • True Stories
  • Military history
  • Roman history
  • Civil War history
  • Masonic history
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Choosing gifts
  • Wrapping gifts
  • Giving gifts
  • Airplanes
  • Stargate SG-1
  • First Wave
  • the Donnas
  • Lava Beds
  • Butano State Park
  • Hawaii
  • Vulcanology
  • Mount St. Helens
  • William Gibson
  • Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stream of consciousness about things Paul loved

Of course, this isn't complete...

  • Photography
  • Chocolate
  • Spicy hot chocolate
  • Mexican mochas at Gaylord's
  • Mexican food
  • Making Mexican food
  • Baja Cactus, Estrellita's and La Fiesta
  • Figure skating
  • Beatrisa Liang
  • Emily Hughes
  • Olympic opening ceremonies
  • Hellenic Paganism
  • Gnostic Paganism
  • Gardnerian and Eclectic Wicca
  • His coveners
  • Making cakes & wine
  • Reading tarot
  • Astrology
  • Creating rituals
  • PantheaCon
  • Don Frew's presentations
  • Sabina Magliocco's presentations
  • My music
  • Joan Jett
  • Grace Slick
  • The Avengers
  • Buffy
  • Firefly
  • Babylon 5
  • Spaceflight Now
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • the space program
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • the theme song for "Star Trek: Enterprise"
  • Seven of Nine
  • Electronic music
  • Reggae music
  • Green Day
  • The Offspring
  • Indian food
  • Pasand, Sneha, and Sue's
  • Making Indian food
  • Making veggie Thanksgiving dinner
  • UNIX
  • Linux
  • Weather
  • Storms
  • The beach
  • Hiking
  • Caving
  • Spiders
  • Wasps
  • Mushrooms and fungi
  • Phil Gelb's cooking
  • Phil Gelb's cooking classes
  • Phil Gelb's concert dinners

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Set list from last evening

Four Lives
Not Made of Stone
The Moon's Eye
Lil' Red Riding Hood

It was a nice room with a good sound system and a good crowd of nice people most of whom hadn't heard us before. Great all around. I'm waiting to hear if I won my silent auction!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sept. 6 address correction!

Apologies to anyone who was getting ready to come to Emeryville on Saturday night -- the event is actually in Oakland. Here are the real details:

09/06/2008 06:00 PM - El Mundo Bueno Studios
5427 Telegraph Ave. Suite M
Oakland, California

The show is still very much a benefit for the wonderful Stone City Pagan Sanctuary. Polly Moller & Co. will perform at 6:45 p.m.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Eight months

Each month seems longer than the one before.

I’m eight months into my life sentence. I guess this is my way of recording them on the wall of my cell. It’s a paradoxical life sentence that is served in a state of freedom (arguments about whether U.S. society is truly free aside). Just in the sense of being deprived permanently of a treasured life and forced to live another desolate one. And I didn’t commit a crime. I don’t believe love can ever be a crime.

The price of love is loss, but this kind of loss, the most untimely kind of death possible, is the most difficult to get one’s head around.

I am learning how to avoid certain trains of thought that will disable me if I follow them. I am learning who is there for me and who is not. I am figuring out what I am able to do, and what I am no longer able to do, at least for now. I am finding out which activities are good distractions and which ones just make it worse.

The horror portrayed in entertainment is real. And it is far worse than any TV show or movie can convey.

In other news, the lads and I will be playing on September 6th at El Mundo Bueno Studios in Emeryville. It’s a benefit for the Stone City Pagan Sanctuary. We go on at 6:45 p.m.