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While most participants have a technical background the action is now
mostly in non-technical threads (news, politics, economics, health & food,
general discussion). Open to all life forms except spammers and trolls
(actually we welcome trolls if they're entertaining). Conversations about
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Playwright, lecturer, columnist, theater critic and pen for hire, Jenny wields
a wide range of writing skills. She is well known among the Los Angeles
literati - and Los Angeles is
The Creative Capital of the World, after all (but New York claims their
creatives are "cooler" because they're all unemployed). Jennie is married
to Sleepy James, who also appears on this list.
Katralia - & - Mary's Store
Writer and lecturer on mythopoeic subjects, Katralya Angus is particularly
expert in the works of Tolkein and C. S. Lewis. She also does belly dancing,
as demonstrated in the photos from Christmas at Mary's Store in Sierra
Madre. She is also a possum enthusiast. Mary's Store and Canyon Cafe
has been operating in the canyons above Sierra Madre since the 1920s.
Christmas 2012, 2013, 2014
Jan and Mallory have restarted their performing career after a couple
years of rest. They specialize in costumed entertainment in seveal
historical formats and are particularly noted for their pirate songs.
Check out the photos from
La Tierra de La Culebra.
They also produce wonderful bead and knot based neckwear for sale at
Singer and songwriter, Sleepy has toiled in the music vineyard for more than
40 years...and has no intention to stop now. His latest CD,
"The American Prisoner," featuring 15 original tunes, is available at CD
Baby and iTunes. He's married to literary diva Jennie Webb (see above).
The Pagan Federation seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the
same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to
promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide
information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the
This organization is devoted, through education, historic re-enactment
and fun, to correcting America's deficient understanding of of the Polish
Lithuanian Commonwealth - the people who destroyed the oppressive
Teutonic Knights and crushed the massive Turkish army at Vienna. While
not a member of this group, my own ancestry is Polish-Lithuanian so I
appreciate their efforts (AJG).
Loop braiding is a way to make useful and decorative cords and bands,
using only your hands and some yarn or string. It has a long history,
worldwide, going back thousands of years. Some patterns have been
preserved in medieval and later manuscripts from England and Japan.
A former dancer, Robin now does sculpture in stone, semi-abstract paintings,
and custom paintings of sports figures, on canvas, T shirts, soccer balls,
and other appropriate objects (and she might do politicians if the pay was
good). She also does cute little sculptures of pigs.
This organization, on Lake Avenue in Pasadena, maintains a museum
with many historical themes for children's education, organizes Summer
Camps for children, provides Art Lessons by prominent artists for both
children and adults, provides a facility for parties, and includes a
store with Christian and general interest books and gifts.