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Hi, I am Zen. A bisexual polyamorous Jedi Knight.

I like to write, code, and build electronic gadgets. Avid roleplayer either tabletop or in the virtual world of Second Life.

Both mentally ill (Bipolar I) and chronically ill (Dermatomyositis with Interstitial Lung Disease) and while people may think I should not let my illnesses define me, they impact every moment of my life and are not easily dismissed. This is my lived reality.

Constantly evolving.

Tomorrow PG&E will be turning off the electricity in 30 counties affecting 800,000 customers. They say it is because of conditions of extreme fire risk. But I think we all know the real reason.

Neo has to get to the source.

Depressive thoughts 


A couple weeks ago I learned how to use a laser cutter at my local , MotherLode MakerLabs. After a move of location it took a long while to set up the ventilation system for it. It needed testing so I made some small medallions with the Harper symbol from For the first test of the ventilation system (and my design skills) we used artboard at very low power, and once we knew we had a good design did it on wood. Now I am thinking of projects that use a laser cutter!

I admit I got chills when I saw this, and when it was done, tears. 50 years since the release of this song and the album Abbey Road.

I think kindles and other e-readers should be called "books of holding"

Steven Universe Movie Soundtrack Observations with spoilers 

Drugs, Steven Universe 

Kids always seem to think they invented the same vices their parents used to enjoy.

D&D nerds would take over the world only if we could all schedule for the same weekend, so therefore the world is safe.

I loved Johnny & Santo's "Sleepwalk" for decades before learning who it was by and what it was called. Because it has no lyrics, and the tune is impossible to hum. Because I did not know who made it or what it was called I just had to enjoy it when I randomly encountered it. Now I can listen to it anytime I want on my music application. Also, guess what I am listening to right now?

So I feel a little guilty for having a roll of banned lead-based solder. Do I use it when I need to solder electronics? You bet I do.

I used to think that intellect could be brought to bear on anything. I lived in my head very much. But I have learned that there are limits to what intellect can do, and much of our human potential lies elsewhere

A blessing for all my teacher friends starting a new school year:

May you always be prepared
May your students’ minds be open
May your knowledge inspire
And your wisdom guide.

Cartoon EC, D&D Nerdery 

suicide ideation, suicide attempt, chronic illness 

A bunch of Guitarists jamming on their Fenders to the Game of Thrones Theme. I coveted a Fender Stratocaster for years and years. Never got one, but I use Fender Amps and have two Fender T-shirts.

Final session of the campaign. Had good We beat the final boss. And the DM gave us an epic ending.
*gets out lute*
Jade let her arrow fly
The beast let out a yell
We killed the succuphi
And sent her back to hell!

mental health physical health and social interaction 

Illness and Music, Facebook mention 

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Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.