As of today, we will be leaving the US for Zurich, Switzerland on July 27th! EEEEPPP!!! The best bet for getting in touch with either of us after July 15 is to email, text, or Google Hangouts. (My regular phone number will work until I get a new sim card there.) OMG!!

So, we now know we need to be in Zurich for August 1, so that means we’ll be leaving at the end of July. We still have a lot of stuff to get rid of, but it looks like we might have an apartment already! It’s a lot smaller than here, of course, but it’s rather nice (very Swiss and modern). We don’t have an exact flight date yet because we’re still waiting for my VISA stuff. But, it’s feeling much more real now. I’ll also have another video out soon for As The Crow Flies about my trip toContinue Reading

Hail to the Ancestors! Hail to the Beloved Dead! May the next year be blessed! (And on a side note: It’s a strange feeling to be celebrating Samhain again where it actually gets cold! Might have to break out my striped socks when I dress up later!)

When I started to train for open water swimming again a couple of years ago, I decided it would be in my best interest to become a US Masters Swimming (USMS) member. This was mostly because a lot of open water events are only open to USMS members (for liability/insurance reasons), but there are a lot of perks that come with the membership that I like, especially the forums where I can ask other swimmers questions, training programs, and their magazine “Swimmer”. Well, a few months ago, Swimmer Magazine had an excellent series of articles about diversity in swimming whichContinue Reading

With Pantheacon now over, the move is becoming much more real. If I didn’t get to see you at Pcon, I apologize, as my back was being super cranky, which made staying in the suite most of the time less stressful. It was, however, an awesome time, as usual, and I’m really glad to have been able to talk with all sorts of folks, use my possessory skills, and even do an initiation! After resting for a couple of days, we had cleaners come and give a good clean to our kitchen and bathrooms so that the landlord can giveContinue Reading

Most of you know by now that the wife and I are moving to the Chicago area in March. There’s a lot of feelings around this move for me: excitement, fear, stress, wonder, and grief. It’ll be sad to leave the Bay Area as we’ve both lived here for over 10 years, built a witchcraft tradition, and made many many wonderful friends. That is definitely the hardest part about this move. But we’ve also both realized that it’s time for change. We’ve both been a bit stuck creatively, and this will give us a chance to start some things overContinue Reading

So, we had some technical difficulties with my personal site over the last couple of months, but now I’m finally back! Expect a lot of blogging from me in the next few weeks as a way of dealing with the stress of de-crapifying our house and moving to Chicago! Yup. For those of you who don’t know yet (which, I’m sure are few), the wife and I are moving to Chicago at the end of February (the weekend after Pantheacon to be precise). It’s scary, exciting, and stressful all at once, which every house move is, really. But I doContinue Reading